Macroeconomics, Trading

Quick Compilation of Market Crashes

With the current liquidity/credit crisis, I thought it will be interesting to take a look at past crashes. Here’s a quick compilation (not comprehensive):

  • 1901 – 1903 (17 Jun 1901 – 9 Nov 1903) – 46.1% drop in DJIA.
  • 1906 – 1907 (19 Jan 1906 – 15 Nov 1907) – 48.5% drop in DJIA.
  • 1916 – 1917 (21 Nov 1916 – 19 Dec 1917) – 40.1% drop in DJIA.
  • 1919 – 1921 (3 Nov 1919 -24 Aug 1921) – 46.6% drop in DJIA.
  • 1929  (3 Sep 1929 – 13 Nov 1929) – 47.9% drop in DJIA. Kicked off the great depression.
  • 1930 – 1932 (17 Apr 1930 – 8 Jul 1932) – 86% drop in DJIA.
  • 1937 – 1938 (10 Mar 1937 – 31 Mar 1938) – 49.1% drop in DJIA.
  • 1973 – 1974 (11 Jan 1973- 6 Dec 1974) – 45.1% drop in DJIA.
  • 1987 – Black Monday (19 Oct 1987)
  • 1989 – Friday the 13th mini crash (13 Oct 1989)
  • 1990 – Savings & Loans collapse.
  • 1997 – Asian financial crisis (27 Oct 1997)
  • 1998 – Long Term Capital Management
  • 2000 – 2002 (15 Jan 2000 – 9 Oct 2002) – 37.8% drop in DJIA.
  • 2002 Summer – freezing up of corporate credit

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