Special Report

What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1939
> Year open: 2,995.1
> Year close: 2,928.8
> Change: -2.2%

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1940
> Year open: 2,930.9
> Year close: 2,538.0
> Change: -13.4%

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1941
> Year open: 2,406.8
> Year close: 2,045.4
> Change: -15.0%

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1942
> Year open: 1,874.7
> Year close: 1,984.9
> Change: +5.9%

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1943
> Year open: 1,878.5
> Year close: 2,128.4
> Change: +13.3%

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1944
> Year open: 2,092.6
> Year close: 2,345.1
> Change: +12.1%

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1945
> Year open: 2,296.9
> Year close: 2,904.0
> Change: +26.4%

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1946
> Year open: 2,663.3
> Year close: 2,462.4
> Change: -7.5%

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1947
> Year open: 2,143.3
> Year close: 2,201.3
> Change: +2.7%

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1948
> Year open: 2,035.5
> Year close: 1,993.5
> Change: -2.1%

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