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The Booming Twenties (1920–29)

Charles R. Geisst

in Wall Street: A History

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130867
eISBN:
9780199871155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130863.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Financial Economics

The boom and stock market crash of the 1920s. The public begins to invest in the stock market. Wall Street expands and banks begin selling securities. Wall Street bankers and brokers become ... More


Irrational Exuberance

Roy C. Smith and Ingo Walter

in Governing the Modern Corporation: Capital Markets, Corporate Control, and Economic Performance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195171679
eISBN:
9780199783618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171675.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the nature, effects, and consequences of the bubble of 1995-2000. The 20th century experienced four exceptional stock market booms in the United States that have been called ... More


The Crash, the Depression, and State Street’s Response

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter analyzes the response of the State Street Investment Corporation (SSIC) to the stock market crash. The SSIC partners had played the 1928 market very well. At times, they had bought on ... More


The Rise of Mutual Funds: An Insider’s View

Matthew P. Fink

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199753505
eISBN:
9780199918805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753505.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

In 1940 few Americans had heard of mutual funds. Today, US mutual funds are the largest financial industry in the world, with over 88 million shareholders and over $11 trillion in assets. This book ... More


When the Money Stopped

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the impact of the stock market crash of October 1929 on the monetary system of the United States. Very little attention has been given to the factors which converted the ... More


The Self-Inflicted Wounds

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the negative consequences of Britain's return to the gold standard in 1925 and the stock market speculation in the United States in the late 1920s. In Britain, as elsewhere, ... More


The Price

John Kenneth Galbraith and James K. Galbraith

in Money: Whence It Came, Where It Went

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171661
eISBN:
9781400889082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171661.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the consequences of the panics that occurred in and after 1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, in a minor way in 1884, with great severity in 1893 and again in 1907, and of the stock market ... More


The Revenue Act and the Investment Company Act

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter examines two significant events for the mutual fund industry: the passage of the Revenue Act of 1936 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. At the time, when both pioneer Boston mutual ... More


Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Diane J. Macunovich

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Between 1965 and 1985, the Western world and the United States in particular experienced a staggering amount of social and economic change. This book argues that the common thread underlying all ... More


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