105 Years Ago In Investing: Conditions Were Much The Same As Today

Published Friday, October 14, 2022 at: 7:59 PM EDT

The post Covid-19 era has triggered an annual inflation rate of +8.2%. High inflation has forced the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates sharply in recent months to slow economic activity.  Since closing at an all-time high on January 3, the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index has plunged in value by -25.3%. Amid the decline in stocks, as the economy hurtles toward recession, here’s important historical perspective.    Economic problems today are very similar to the situation investors faced 105 years ago.  During World War I, the United States economy flourished. Initially, the U.S. was a neutral party in WWI and exported...

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This article was written by a veteran financial journalist based on data compiled and analyzed by independent economist, Fritz Meyer. While these are sources we believe to be reliable, the information is not intended to be used as financial advice without consulting a professional about your personal situation.

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