Special Report

What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1969
> Year open: 6,997.4
> Year close: 5,909.4
> Change: -15.5%

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1970
> Year open: 5,651.3
> Year close: 5,858.8
> Change: +3.7%

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1971
> Year open: 5,557.0
> Year close: 5,956.0
> Change: +7.2%

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1972
> Year open: 5,764.9
> Year close: 6,612.3
> Change: +14.7%

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1973
> Year open: 6,296.3
> Year close: 5,192.7
> Change: -17.5%

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1974
> Year open: 4,701.1
> Year close: 3,387.1
> Change: -28.0%

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1975
> Year open: 3,183.3
> Year close: 4,293.3
> Change: +34.9%

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1976
> Year open: 4,089.4
> Year close: 4,784.4
> Change: +17.0%

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1977
> Year open: 4,470.3
> Year close: 3,716.5
> Change: -16.9%

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1978
> Year open: 3,398.5
> Year close: 3,345.6
> Change: -1.6%

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