Special Report

What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

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1979
> Year open: 3,028.5
> Year close: 3,130.5
> Change: +3.4%

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1980
> Year open: 2,711.6
> Year close: 3,170.1
> Change: +16.9%

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1981
> Year open: 2,899.8
> Year close: 2,608.3
> Change: -10.1%

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1982
> Year open: 2,478.1
> Year close: 2,938.7
> Change: +18.6%

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1983
> Year open: 2,794.1
> Year close: 3,424.2
> Change: +22.6%

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1984
> Year open: 3,267.1
> Year close: 3,159.8
> Change: -3.3%

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1985
> Year open: 3,019.1
> Year close: 3,895.0
> Change: +29.0%

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1986
> Year open: 3,801.8
> Year close: 4,687.5
> Change: +23.3%

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1987
> Year open: 4,597.2
> Year close: 4,624.7
> Change: +0.6%

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1988
> Year open: 4,616.0
> Year close: 4,967.2
> Change: +7.6%

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