Stock Market

  • NYSE Created

    When the Buttonwood Agreement was signed by 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New York under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street.
  • Panic of 1857

    The Ohio Life Insurance & Trust Company collapses. Prices drop eight to ten percent in the course of a single trading session, the culmination of a 45% decline in market value since the beginning of the year
  • Wall Street Crash

    Lasting over 4 years, the bursting of the speculative bubble in shares led to further selling as people who had borrowed money to buy shares had to cash them in, when their loans were called in. Also called the Great Crash or the Wall Street Crash, leading to the Great Depression.
  • Black Tuesday

    When the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million shares were traded in a panic selloff.
  • AMEX Created

    An American stock exchange situated in New York City, New York. AMEX was previously a mutual organization, owned by its members. Until 1953, it was known as the New York Curb Exchange
  • NASDAQ Created

    By the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), who divested themselves of it in a series of sales in 2000 and 2001.
  • 1973-74

    The collapse of the Bretton Woods system, coupled with the devaluation of the Dollar and the oil crisis of 1973
  • Black Monday

    Program trading has been cited as the major cause of the 1987 crash
  • One-day Crash- NYSE

    Dow Jones drops 554 points, or 7.2 percent
  • One-day Crash- NASDAQ

    There was a global recession that was started by the Asian financial crisis in 1997
  • Market Crash

    Closed at: 7161.15 point drop at: -554.26 Percent change at: -7.18
  • One-day Crash

    The first day of trading after the September 11th attacks. Many were left to wonder if the American financial system would be able to recover.
  • Stock Market Dropped

    When home values started to slide to their worst prices since the Great Depression, the value of trillions of dollars worth of mortgage-backed securities plummeted; By the time the markets closed, $1.2 trillion had vanished and the Dow had hemorrhaged 777.68 points, the most points ever lost in a single day of trading in the history of the New York Stock Exchange.
  • One-day Crash- NYSE

    Dow Jones drops 680 points, or 7.7 percent
  • Lehman files for bankruptcy

    Markets plunge worldwide. Dow Jones Industrial Average closes down 504.48 points, the biggest drop since September 11, 2001.
  • 2010 Flash Crash

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffers its worst intra-day point loss, dropping nearly 1,000 points before partially recovering.
  • Stock Market Plunge

    The Dow finished the day down 512.76 points, or 4.3%, at 11,383.68, erasing all of the gains it had made since the beginning of the year.
  • One-day Crash- NYSE

    Dow Jones drops 513 points, or 4.3 percent
  • Record Closing High

    The Dow and S&P 500 have soared in 2013, posting the biggest annual gains since the late 1990s. The Dow was up 26% and the S&P 500 gained more than 29%. The Nasdaq has surged nearly 40%, to highs not seen since 2000.
    The major gauges were up by between 2% to 3% in December, the fourth month in a row that stocks have risen.