What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1949
> Start: 1,766.6
> End: 2,019.9
> High: 2,023.8
> Change: 14.3%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1950
> Start: 1,988.2
> End: 2,353.3
> High: 2,353.9
> Change: 18.4%

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1951
> Start: 2,223.0
> End: 2,494.5
> High: 2,560.7
> Change: 12.2%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1952
> Start: 2,446.7
> End: 2,646.5
> High: 2,647.4
> Change: 8.2%

Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1953
> Start: 2,628.9
> End: 2,527.7
> High: 2,643.7
> Change: -3.8%

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1954
> Start: 2,533.3
> End: 3,621.4
> High: 3,621.4
> Change: 42.9%

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1955
> Start: 3,675.4
> End: 4,390.1
> High: 4,390.1
> Change: 19.4%

Source: ABC Television / Wikimedia Commons

1956
> Start: 4,302.3
> End: 4,423.5
> High: 4,614.6
> Change: 2.8%

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1957
> Start: 4,241.7
> End: 3,725.7
> High: 4,453.2
> Change: -12.2%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1958
> Start: 3,656.3
> End: 4,858.0
> High: 4,858.0
> Change: 32.9%