2020 | Corona Crash

At the beginning of 2020 – at the start of the emerging Corona epidemic – immediate effects on the stock market or share prices could be seen. With a decline of almost 34% in 23 trading days, it thus goes down in history as the fastest crash, surpassing even the best-known stock market crash of […]

2007 | Global Financial Crisis

In the decades before the crisis, US policy had deregulated financial markets. Banks could exploit loopholes with unregulated institutions abroad to take more and more risks and make high profits. The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the falling share prices of the new internet companies at the turn of the millennium -> DotCom […]

2000 | Bursting of the DotCom bubble

The dotcom bubble (or internet bubble) refers to the speculative bubble of the new internet technology market in the early 2000s. Dotcom stands for the domain extension “.com” on the Internet. Development At the centre of the dotcom bubble was the so-called new market, also known as the New Economy. With the emergence of the […]

1987 | Black Monday

The 1987 crash is considered one of the worst in the financial industry. Problems in the United States were considered decisive. In particular, some political decisions by US President Ronald Reagan and his Treasury Secretary James Baker laid the foundation for the collapse. Reagan’s economic policy, also called “Reaganomics”, provided for tax cuts for citizens […]

1980 | Paul Volcker Straightening

When Paul Volcker became head of the US Federal Reserve in 1979, the inflation rate was 13 percent. His shock therapy helped. In 1979, the inflation rate had reached 13 percent with key interest rates around eleven percent. Volcker and his colleagues at the FED raised the key interest rates to an unimaginable 20 percent […]

1973-1974 | Stock Market Crash

The stock market crash of 1973 to 1974 caused a so-called bear market between January 1973 and December 1974. All the world’s major stock markets were affected, especially the United Kingdom. It was one of the worst stock market declines since the Great Depression. The other is the financial crisis of 2007-2008. The crash came […]

1970 | Tech Crash

In the so-called, almost forgotten, tech crash of 1970, the S&P 500 Index fell a total of 36.1% from its high of 108.37 points reached on 29 November 1968 to a low of 69.29 points by 26 May. Development of the S&P 500 from July 1967 to December 1972 Progression of the crisis 29. November […]

1966 | Financial Crisis

The crash of 1966 occurred after two decades of almost uninterrupted economic growth and stock market gains following World War II. When the government under the Johnson administration began to increase government spending due to the Vietnam War and social programmes, the Federal Reserve responded by tightening credit conditions in early 1966. After reaching new […]

1962 | Flash Crash

The Flash Crash of 1962, also known as the Kennedy Slide, is the name given to the decline in the stock market from December 1961 to June 1962 during the administration of John F. Kennedy. After growing for decades since the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the stock market peaked in late 1961 and crashed […]

1956 | Eisenhower Recession

Also known as the Eisenhower Recession, the 1957-58 recession manifested itself in a severe, worldwide economic downturn. The effects of the recession spread beyond the borders of the United States to Europe and Canada and led to the closure of many businesses. It was the most significant recession during the post-World War II boom between […]


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