What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1969
> Start: 6,420.6
> End: 5,422.2
> High: 6,563.7
> Change: -15.5%

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1970
> Start: 5,175.8
> End: 5,365.9
> High: 5,385.6
> Change: +3.7%

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1971
> Start: 5,093.5
> End: 5,459.2
> High: 5,830.9
> Change: +7.2%

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1972
> Start: 5,279.0
> End: 6,055.0
> High: 6,151.5
> Change: +14.7%

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1973
> Start: 5,766.0
> End: 4,755.4
> High: 5,877.9
> Change: -17.5%

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1974
> Start: 4,307.4
> End: 3,103.4
> High: 4,490.5
> Change: -28.0%

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1975
> Start: 2,916.4
> End: 3,933.2
> High: 4,068.9
> Change: +34.9%

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1976
> Start: 3,746.5
> End: 4,383.3
> High: 4,427.5
> Change: +17.0%

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1977
> Start: 4,097.8
> End: 3,406.8
> High: 4,097.8
> Change: -16.9%

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1978
> Start: 3,114.8
> End: 3,066.4
> High: 3,457.7
> Change: -1.6%