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Measuring The Worst Stock Market Crashes In History

Here's a chart that shows all of the most devastating stock market crashed in the U.S. and England since 1720. Each crash is measured by its total percentage loss from peak to trough. This amazing chart was created by the Economist and the historical perspective is priceless.

The 3 worst American stock market crashes were the 1929 Great Depression, the 1837 Cotton Crisis, and the 2008 Financial Crisis: