Category Archives: Stock Market Crash

Market Fluctuations

Stock prices are based on the perceived value of the company or investment they represent. The years preceding the stock market crash of 1929 were filled with irrational exuberance Stock prices had risen across the board, even for companies that posted little profit , and investors were very optimistic that the general upward trend of the market and the economy would continue for some time.Stock Market Crash

Humanity is being confronted with the same problems as those at the end of the second industrial revolution such as decreasing stock exchange rates, highly increasing unemployment, towering debts of companies and governments and bad financial positions of banks.

Despite fears of a repeat of the 1930s Depression, the market rallied immediately after the crash, posting a record one-day gain of 102.27 the very next day and 186.64 points on Thursday October 22. It took only two years for the Dow to recover completely; by …

Market Fluctuations (4)

By now we’ve heard hundreds of theories about The Cause of the stock market crash. The investor class, banks and government then conspired to rally the markets by pumping lots and lots of money into it, and eventually by mid 1930, it hit a ‘dead cat bounce’ peak of 294, quickly pushing up another 90% to get it to early 1929 levels.

Unfortunately for many potential investors, these people did not have enough money to afford shares of stock. For example if I have $1000 and I wanted to buy $1500 of stock might broker would have lent me $500 on top of my original thousand dollars to reinvest into that stock. Mindless cheerleading from those in authority, who fabricated reasons for the market to increase when there were none. Yet, as soon as we start to see advancing SBV on this chart we may assume that the long- and …

Can The Government Control A Stock Market Crash? (2)

I am going to attempt to write an article on the stock market crash of 1929. As a result, most attendees’ eyes glazed over as I dove into market dynamics and current market trends. Another kind of decline in stock prices is a bear market – this occurs when there is a steady decline in the stock prices over a few months – and sometimes even years. The Crash was the greatest single-day loss that Wall Street had ever suffered in continuous trading up to that point. That is when people dream up sterile mergers and acquisitions, investment trusts, junk bonds, stock futures, index arbitrage, anything that can keep apparent wealth swelling though real wealth is stagnant. What they were really concerned about wasn’t how I am managing the coming crash within a particular service, but how they, and others, could avoid a crash like we saw in 2008 when …

Trading Stock Market (4)

I first started blogging on ideas relating to economics, finance, investments and housing following an invitation from Business Spectator Please note that I may have an economic interest in any of the items discussed here. The market was in an upward trend in the 1920’s and investments in shares were on the increase. This phase can be recognized by the saturation of the stock market and the increasing competition. As with many market reversals, the causes are numerous, intertwined, and controversial.Stock Market Crash

In 1963, Benoît Mandelbrot proposed that instead of following a strict random walk, stock price variations executed a Lévy flight.25 A Lévy flight is a random walk which is occasionally disrupted by large movements. The market continued to decline in value, leaving investors who had purchased stock on credit financially destroyed. This did little more than temporarily stem the tide, however, because from Black Thursday to October 29, 1929 …

The Stock Market Fell To Its Lowest Point During The Depression (2)

Impact varies by account balance: This Issue Brief estimates changes in average 401(k) balances from Jan. The uptick rule is essentially means that you cannot short a stock until there is a green uptick in its price, which means the stock has to go up before you can short it. On December 31, 1927, two years before the stock market crash in October 1929, for the first time a number of companies split their shares. Recovery time and future stock market performance: This analysis also calculates how long it might take for end-of-year 2008 401(k) balances to recover to their beginning-of-year 2008 levels, before the sharp stock market declines. In 2007 and 2008, the American economy found itself once again teetering on the edge of another economic slide. A crash happens when no-one wants to buy stock, and the shares become almost worthless.

This review of the literature suggests that …