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Markets in History

That was then ! Historical Perspectives on Markets and the Economy

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''Preventing a Depression''

"The environment today is not entirely dissimilar from the early 1930s, the last time a demand shock of a similar magnitude occurred."

Brian L. Giuliano, "We’re Fighting Deflation, Not Causing Inflation… Yet"
Brandywine Global, Around the Curve, Haver Analytics, June 1 2020

America's First Great Depression

Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts
Cornell University Press, February 2013

Stocks and Unemployment’s Relationship Hasn’t Changed

Our thoughts on a novel way some news coverage has displayed unemployment.

Editorial Staff
Fisher Investments MarketMinder, May 11 2020

Bear Market Rallies - A Historical Context

There have been five major bear markets in the S&P since the Depression, with each one experiencing rallies along the way that turned out to be false dawns.

Variant Perception Research, April 30th 2020

Manchurian plague, 1910-11

In the autumn of 1910, the press in China began to report that a rare and deadly pneumonic plague had reached Harbin in the extreme Northeast of China, then known as Manchuria.

Iain Meiklejohn, Levina Basra, and Vivian Tan
DisasterHistory.org, 2016

Quarter Notes and Bank Notes: The Economics of Music Composition in the Eighteenth and Ninteenth Centuries

How creative artists in the 18th. and 19th. centuries adapted to the vast economic and social changes that occured around them during the greatest era of musical composition. A novel cross-disciplinary arena between music and economic history.

F. M. Scherer
Princeton University Press, 2012

Events in Time Anniversaries: February 2020

25 years ago: February 1995

50 years ago: February 1970

100 years ago: February 1920

200 years ago: February 1820

Dr. Brian Taylor, Chief Economist
Global Financial Data, February 20 2020

The Spanish Flu and the Stock Market: The Pandemic of 1919

Dr. Brian Taylor, Chief Economist
Global Financial Data, February 27 2020

Reactions around the Market Crash of 1929

In the years shortly before and following the great crash of 1929 most market participants failed to grasp the full scale and length of the unfolding depression. Capitulation finally came after 1932, when the DJIA closed at its lowest level of the 20th century.

Investment Office, February 2020

Currency Competition in Switzerland, 1826 -1850

"Currency competition provided a stable monetary standard in those Swiss cantons that deregulated their financial systems after liberal revolutions in the 1830s and 40s."

Ernst Juerg Weber
Kyklos, Volume 41, Issue 3, August 1988
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