1929-1930 Stock Charts of the Great Depression Era

I've put together the following 1929-1930 Stock Charts to show how the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index performed during the early stages of the Great Depression era from the early 1900s.

The introductory page to this series can be found here: Great Depression Stock Chart Series.

The first chart below is from June 1929 through April 1930. You'll notice that from early September of 1929 through late November the same year, the DJIA lost a whopping 48 percent of its value. What's amazing is that this occurred during a 2-1/2 month time period.

You can then see that over the next 5 months shown on the chart, the DJIA rose 48 percent into April of 1930. Also notice that the level it reached just shy of 300 in April 1930 on the chart, was also near a prior support level back in mid-1929, which now proved to be a strong resistance level.

1929-1930 Stock Chart 1
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I like to compare the price action in this first chart above to dropping a rubber ball on the ground from about 5 feet in the air. It goes down fast, struggles to come back up and only to a lower level than it originally came from, and then... well we all know what happens to the ball then.

The chart below shows what happened next. It is the second of my 1929-1930 stock charts which shows two full years of the DJIA price action.

1929-1930 Stock Chart
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Notice that by the end of the year shown, the DJIA had fallen another 47 percent, this time over an 8 month period. Now, from the start of the decline in September of 1929 through December of 1930, the decline has totaled a whopping 59 percent loss in value.

For a look at what happened over the next few years after the 1929-1930 stock charts shown above, keep reading on the next page 1929-1932 Stock Chart:, and then 1928-1954 Stock Chart.




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