The Top US Stock Market Crashes

The Top US Stock Market Crashes

In October, there's a history of big stock market crashes, like the two worst ones in the U.S.

Stock market crashes are when stock prices fall a lot in a short time.

The biggest one happened in October 1929, leading to the Great Depression.

Another big one was in October 1987, called Black Monday, mostly due to computerized trading.

On October 19, 1987, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones had their biggest one-day falls.

In 1929, the market was doing great, but then it crashed.

The Dotcom bubble crash came in the early 2000s, mostly affecting tech stocks.

The global financial crisis in 2008-2009 was because of housing problems.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a big stock market crash.

As of September 2023, the stock market seems to be doing well.

To protect your investments during crashes, stay patient, keep adding money over time, hold some cash, and avoid borrowing to invest.