What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1949
> Start: 1,823.2
> End: 2,084.6
> High: 2,088.7
> Change: +14.3%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1950
> Start: 2,051.9
> End: 2,428.7
> High: 2,429.3
> Change: +18.4%

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1951
> Start: 2,294.2
> End: 2,574.5
> High: 2,642.7
> Change: +12.2%

Source: Wikimedia Commons

1952
> Start: 2,525.1
> End: 2,731.3
> High: 2,732.3
> Change: +8.2%

Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1953
> Start: 2,713.1
> End: 2,608.7
> High: 2,728.4
> Change: -3.8%

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1954
> Start: 2,614.5
> End: 3,737.4
> High: 3,737.4
> Change: +42.9%

Source: Seattle Municipal Archives / Wikimedia Commons

1955
> Start: 3,793.1
> End: 4,530.7
> High: 4,530.7
> Change: +19.4%

Source: ABC Television / Wikimedia Commons

1956
> Start: 4,440.1
> End: 4,565.2
> High: 4,762.5
> Change: +2.8%

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

1957
> Start: 4,377.6
> End: 3,845.0
> High: 4,595.9
> Change: -12.2%

Source: National Archives and Records Administration / Wikimedia Commons

1958
> Start: 3,773.4
> End: 5,013.7
> High: 5,013.7
> Change: +32.9%