Will the Market Crash Drive People Away from the Stock Market?

Thursday, December 11, 2008
By Faisal Laljee

After the last market crash in 2000, many people left the stock market for good or at least they thought they wouldn’t be back. But the return of the bull market in October 2002, and the subsequent years of steady gains, which included 100% gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and more than that for the Nasdaq, tempted many to return over time.

Now as the market corrected some 50% over the last 12 months, many are reminded of a similar correction that drove them out a mere 8 years ago.

We often hear from market pundits including Jim Cramer, that stocks have outperformed all asset classes over the last 50 years. I wonder if this still holds true after two heavy corrections in less than a decade.

– Faisal Laljee

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One Response to “Will the Market Crash Drive People Away from the Stock Market?”

  1. Lisa

    Year 2000 to 2002 marked with big setbacks including Y2K. The market recuperated and strengthened slowly. Thereon, it is continuously and consistently on growth path. Corporations made huge risks and gain simultaneously and spread their global ambitions including the Asian markets which have never been that lucrative. In this slowdown there would be exodus, but not as much it has been last time reason being markets all over the globe are more intertwined and the revival is the top priority for maximum nations.

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