What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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Source: Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons

1989
> Start: 4,296.7
> End: 5,515.9
> High: 5,592.5
> Change: +28.4%

Source: Andrew Thomas / Wikimedia Commons

1990
> Start: 5,341.4
> End: 5,005.9
> High: 5,701.8
> Change: -6.3%

Source: U.S. Air Force / Wikimedia Commons

1991
> Start: 4,761.8
> End: 5,780.0
> High: 5,780.0
> Change: +21.4%

Source: Gary B. Edstrom / Wikimedia Commons

1992
> Start: 5,617.4
> End: 5,845.3
> High: 6,043.7
> Change: +4.1%

Source: Official White House photograph / Wikimedia Commons

1993
> Start: 5,689.3
> End: 6,454.2
> High: 6,523.3
> Change: +13.4%

Source: Andrea Booher / FEMA / Wikimedia Commons

1994
> Start: 6,297.2
> End: 6,427.7
> High: 6,669.0
> Change: +2.1%

Source: NASA / Wikimedia Commons

1995
> Start: 6,257.2
> End: 8,341.5
> High: 8,503.4
> Change: +33.3%

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1996
> Start: 8,197.8
> End: 10,209.9
> High: 10,388.3
> Change: +24.5%

Source: Kees de Vos / Wikimedia Commons

1997
> Start: 9,972.0
> End: 12,240.8
> High: 12,784.1
> Change: +22.8%

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1998
> Start: 12,139.5
> End: 13,993.5
> High: 14,287.4
> Change: +15.3%