S&P 500 History
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Source of inflation and interest rate data: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The monthly close for the DJIA and the S&P 500 are shown in
logarithmic scale. The annual rate for bond yields and inflation are shown monthly in arithmetic scale.
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S&P 500 History
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How has the S&P 500 reacted to wars, shortages and
crises? SignalTrend’s S&P 500 History page provides
investors with a historical perspective on the S P 500,
inflation and interest rates… all on one chart. How did
the S&P 500 perform during the high inflation of the 70’s,
the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 or the
savings and loan crisis in 1988?  

Since S&P 500 History only dates back to 1950, the
Dow Jones Industrial Average is also plotted to
provide a birds eye view of stock history all the way
back to 1900.
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bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.SignalTrend’s S&P
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1900       1910       1920      1930      1940       1950      1960      1970       1980      1990      2000
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Inflation
(Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: All Items)
Prime Rate
DJIA
S&P 500
89%
Decline
Stock Market Closed for 4.5
Months because of WWI
/
Arab Oil
Embargo
'73
/
9/11/01
/
Pearl
Harbor
'41
\
Black
Tuesday
1929
10/29/29
/
22% Crash
on10/19/87
Korean War
'50 -'53
Cuban
Missile
Crisis '62
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Kennedy
Assassination
'63
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Savings &
Loan
Bailout '88
Iraq Invaded
Kuwait '90
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1000
200
400
12000
40
800
60
115
1500
DJIA ●  S&P 500  Inflation  Interest Rates
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