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This Day In Market History: Dow Hits Pre-Depression Peak

What Happened? On this day in 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its pre-Great Depression peak.” data-reactid=”20″ type=”text”>What Happened? On this day in 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its pre-Great Depression peak.

What Else Was Going On In The World? In 1929, the Vatican gained independence from Italy and became its own state. About 270 guests attended the very first Academy Awards show at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, with the silent film “Wings” winning “Outstanding Picture.” A men’s Ritz suit cost $22.50.” data-reactid=”22″ type=”text”>What Else Was Going On In The World? In 1929, the Vatican gained independence from Italy and became its own state. About 270 guests attended the very first Academy Awards show at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, with the silent film “Wings” winning “Outstanding Picture.” A men’s Ritz suit cost $22.50.

For the two months that followed the Sept. 3 peak, the Dow tanked. The two worst days of the sell-off were the 12.8% drop on “Black Monday” (Oct. 23) and the 11.7% drop on “Black Tuesday” (Oct. 24).

Incredibly, after such a strong start to the year, the Dow would finish 1929 down 17%.

As the Great Depression crippled the U.S. economy, the Dow’s decline continued throughout the next several years. The index didn’t reach its Great Depression low of 41.22 until July 8, 1932. The drop market an 89.2% drop from its 1929 high.

25 years to make it back above 381 in 1954. Within the next 25 years, the Dow made it above 1,000.” data-reactid=”31″ type=”text”>It took the Dow 25 years to make it back above 381 in 1954. Within the next 25 years, the Dow made it above 1,000.

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