What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1969
> Start: 6,221.3
> End: 5,253.9
> High: 6,359.9
> Change: -15.5%

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1970
> Start: 5,015.1
> End: 5,199.3
> High: 5,218.4
> Change: 3.7%

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1971
> Start: 4,935.4
> End: 5,289.7
> High: 5,649.9
> Change: 7.2%

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1972
> Start: 5,115.2
> End: 5,867.0
> High: 5,960.5
> Change: 14.7%

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1973
> Start: 5,587.0
> End: 4,607.8
> High: 5,695.4
> Change: -17.5%

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1974
> Start: 4,173.7
> End: 3,007.1
> High: 4,351.1
> Change: -28.0%

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1975
> Start: 2,825.8
> End: 3,811.1
> High: 3,942.5
> Change: 34.9%

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1976
> Start: 3,630.2
> End: 4,247.2
> High: 4,290.1
> Change: 17.0%

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1977
> Start: 3,970.6
> End: 3,301.0
> High: 3,970.6
> Change: -16.9%

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1978
> Start: 3,018.1
> End: 2,971.2
> High: 3,350.3
> Change: -1.6%