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Brazilian Stocks’ Wild Ride Through Time

At about $1 trillion, Brazil’s stock market is among the twenty largest stock markets in the world, equal to about half of the country’s GDP. The first stock exchange opened in Brazil in 1817, the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange opened in 1820, and the Sao Paulo Stock...

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Events in Time Anniversaries: June 2019

25 years ago: June 1994 S&P 500: 444.27 (vs. 2826.15 in 06/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.34% (vs. 2.12% in 06/2019) Gold: $388.25 (vs. $1324.25 in 06/2019) Oil: $19.365 (vs. $53.50 in 06/2019) GBP/USD: 1.544 (vs. 1.264 in 06/2019) US GDP: $7,246...

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The Century of War: Bear Markets in the 1700s

GFD has calculated a global index of stocks that begins in 1602 and continues until the present. With this index, we can track the changes in global stock markets over the past 400 years. In particular, we can determine when bear markets occurred and study the causes...

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