Stocks: An Unhappy Anniversary

Thursday marks a rather depressing anniversary. On Oct. 9, 2007, major U.S. stock indexes closed at an all-time high. The broad S&P 500 index closed at 1,565.15. Today — on Oct. 8, 2008 — the S&P 500 closed at 984.94. That’s a 37% drop in one year.

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