Special Report

What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1929
> Year open: 4,864.9
> Year close: 3,937.5
> Change: -19.1%

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1930
> Year open: 3,962.3
> Year close: 2,670.4
> Change: -32.6%

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1931
> Year open: 3,027.7
> Year close: 1,388.7
> Change: -54.1%

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1932
> Year open: 1,475.9
> Year close: 1,185.3
> Change: -19.7%

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1933
> Year open: 1,235.8
> Year close: 2,082.3
> Change: +68.5%

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1934
> Year open: 2,029.4
> Year close: 2,103.9
> Change: +3.7%

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1935
> Year open: 2,067.1
> Year close: 2,850.7
> Change: +37.9%

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1936
> Year open: 2,809.7
> Year close: 3,507.0
> Change: +24.8%

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1937
> Year open: 3,359.3
> Year close: 2,274.1
> Change: -32.3%

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1938
> Year open: 2,317.1
> Year close: 2,974.1
> Change: +28.4%

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