What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1939
> Start: 2,662.6
> End: 2,603.7
> High: 2,702.1
> Change: -2.2%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1940
> Start: 2,598.1
> End: 2,249.8
> High: 2,621.6
> Change: -13.4%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (NLFDR) / Wikimedia Commons

1941
> Start: 2,133.8
> End: 1,813.3
> High: 2,183.1
> Change: -15.0%

Source: Australian War Memorial collection / Wikimedia Commons

1942
> Start: 1,665.4
> End: 1,763.3
> High: 1,767.9
> Change: 5.9%

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1943
> Start: 1,668.7
> End: 1,890.8
> High: 2,029.0
> Change: 13.3%

Source: U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation / Wikimedia Commons

1944
> Start: 1,859.0
> End: 2,083.3
> High: 2,086.2
> Change: 12.1%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1945
> Start: 2,040.5
> End: 2,579.8
> High: 2,618.7
> Change: 26.4%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1946
> Start: 2,361.1
> End: 2,183.0
> High: 2,617.8
> Change: -7.5%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1947
> Start: 1,900.6
> End: 1,952.0
> High: 2,013.3
> Change: 2.7%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1948
> Start: 1,809.8
> End: 1,772.4
> High: 1,930.9
> Change: -2.1%