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The Stock Market

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In recent months, much attention has been given to the stupendous ascent of the stock market. The rise in the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 index of more the 60% since December 1994, however, is not unprecedented in the post-WWII period. between September 1953 and September 1955, for example, the S&P index increased more than 90%.

Suggested citation: “The Stock Market,” Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 96-12, pp. 06, 12.01.1996.

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