Market History


The Historical Rate of Return for the Stock Market Since 1900

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on July 30, 2014

The Historical Rate of Return for the major indexes is an important part of stock market history.  The rate of historical returns needs to include dividend distributions in order to get an accurate measure of the total return one would have gotten from investing in the stock market. During the … Continue reading


The Housing Market Crash of 2007 and What Caused the Crash

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on December 18, 2011

The Housing Market Crash of 2007 was the worst housing crash in U.S. history. The Housing Market Crash of 2007 was the cause of the financial crisis. This nearly caused the U.S. to experience another depression like the Great Depression. There are a number of things we can look at … Continue reading


The History of Paper Money in the United States and the World

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on December 2, 2011

The history of paper money in the United States can be studied under Numismatics. It races back to start of human civilization. The Beginning Before money as in coins or notes as we use now had come into use, people followed the barter system. It is in fact the earliest … Continue reading


The Great Depression Facts, Timeline, Causes, Pictures

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on April 25, 2011

The Great Depression in the United States began in 1929 and ended in 1941. It was the worst economic crisis in the history of the U.S. The whole world was negatively impacted by the Great Depression.  Below you will see the great depression facts, causes and the great depression timeline. … Continue reading


The Dot Com Bubble Burst That Caused The 2000 Stock Market Crash

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on April 11, 2011

The Dot Com Bubble Burst is what caused the 2000 stock market crash.  The years 1992-2000 were favorable for the stock market and the dot com boom was in full effect. But things began to take a downturn from September 2000. Intro As per the records of September 1st 2000 … Continue reading


Stock Market History Chart and a Detailed Look at the Markets

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on March 22, 2011

Stock market history is shown below of the 20th century. During that period of the stock market history, looking at the stock market history chart you will see that the stock market returned an average of 10.4% a year. Even though America seems to be on the forefront for most … Continue reading


Stock Market Crash of 1929 Causes, Effects and Timeline

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on March 19, 2011

The Stock Market Crash of 1929 still remains to be a big event in the history of stock trading even after 80 years of its occurrence. The great depression of 1929 rocked the life of investors all around the world. Timeline The day was September 4th 1929 when the stock … Continue reading


1987 Stock Market Crash Chart and What Caused the Crash

Posted by: Tom DeGrace on March 16, 2011

The 1987 Stock Market Crash bears another significant mention in the history of stock trading. The crash was big, fast and the market suffered heavy losses. Intro Till August 1987 markets were favorable. In fact as per the records of 25th August 1987, the Dow was of a 2722.44, which … Continue reading