Wallstreet Laid Out
Surveyors lay out Wall Street along the line of the stockade.
The New York Stock and Exchange Board Established
The New York Stock and Exchange Board was created.
Investment Market is Born
The government refinances all federal and state debt, issuing $80 million in bonds. These become the first major issues of publicly traded securities.
Erie Canal Opening
The opening of the Erie Canal makes New York City the seaboard gateway for the Great Lakes region.
Panic of 1819
The first major financial crisis in the USA.
When the telegraph was invented it became easier for brokers and investers to communicate and therefor invest and trade stocks.
The Great Fire destroysed over 700 buildings in lower Manhattan, while the NYS&EB had to move to temporary headquarters.
When the President was assassinated the stock market shut down for two weeks.
The Panic of 1857 was a financial panic in the United States caused by the declining international economy and over-expansion of the domestic economy.
September 24, 1869, was caused by two speculators’ efforts, Jay Gould and James Fisk, to corner the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.
Wall Street Crash of 1929
The most devastating stock market crash in the USA. Signaled the beginning of the 10 year long Great Depression.
World War I causes the NYSE to close its doors and not reopen them for 4 and a half months.
AMEX was established, previously named the New York Curb Exchange.
US Congress Passes the Securities Act of 1933
The Securities Act of 1933 was "enacted as a result of the market crash of 1929. The legislation had two main goals: (1) to ensure more transparency in financial statements so investors can make informed decisions about investments, and (2) to establish laws against misrepresentation and fraudulent activities in the securities markets.
This even happened in the United States in the silver commodity markets. A fall in silver prices led to panic on commodity and future exchanges.
A global recession causes a one day NASDAQ crash.
Stock Market Fall
Stock prices across the United States, Middle East, Europe and Asia all significantly drop.
U.S. Bear Market of 2007-2009
When the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had fallen 20% from its October 11, 2007 high.
STOCK Act Passes in House
The House of Representatives approved a bill that would prevent members of Congress from trading stocks based on nonpublic information they have obtained in the course of their congressional work. The bill was approved 417 to 2.