The history of the stock market in one chart, 130 years.

How can you jump into the market without knowing its history? well its easy right 😀 Let me do you a favor and share with you a very long term chart to show you how the market has behaved over time. No it wont predict the future, but it may hep reduce some emotional anxiety for investors by showing some reality of the past. Boom and busts, they are all in this chart.

SPX SP500 history

One important note, the chart is in log form, which is a way of mathematically making the chart easier to view.

Have a question or want to see a different chart? Let me know 😀


here are some more, less history though on dow and nasdaq.

Dow history


Nasdaq comp history


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