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What are Some of the Biggest Bankruptcies in Recent History?

What are Some of the Biggest Bankruptcies in Recent History?

Before Lehman Brothers and Bear Sterns, probably the most well-known and publicized bankruptcy was the Enron scandal

Who are Some of the More Well-Known Investment Managers?

There have been many notable investors who have withstood the test of time. Warren Buffett, J.P. Morgan, Benjamin Graham

Who is the Most Widely Known Villain of Wall Street?

Undoubtedly, the biggest hoax in the history of the market is credited to Bernard Madoff, who made off over $10 billion
What is a Ponzi Scheme?

What is a Ponzi Scheme?

A Ponzi scheme is a scandal where new investment money is used to create the illusion of returns

What was the “Dot Com” Bubble?

The late 1990’s saw a huge uptick in the number of tech startups, as the age of the Internet took hold and new companies

What were the Biggest Single Day Market Moves?

The largest single-day point gain occurred on October 13, 2008 and, the largest percentage gain was on March 15, 1933

When was the Latest Housing Bubble?

The latest housing bubble burst in 2005, a few years prior to the stock market meltdown. Some housing prices fell 30-80%

What was the "Flash Crash"?

On May 6, 2010, investors around the world were shocked when the Dow Jones fell nearly 1,000 points in a matter of minutes

What are “Dark Pools” of Money?

Large institutional investors sometimes trade on “Electronic Trading Crossing Networks,” without publicly exposing them

What is Insider Trading?

Simply put, insider trading is the crime of trading in a company’s stock based on information not available to the public

What were the Biggest Insider Trading Scandals?

In 2007, Qwest Communications CEO Joseph Nacchio was convicted of making over $50 million dollars through illegal trades

How Many Dollars do We Have in Circulation?

According to the Federal Reserve, there are over 1.7 trillion U.S. Dollars in circulation

What is the Size of our National Debt?

The total United States national debt is $19.3 trillion as of fiscal year (FY) 2016

What are some Key Numbers Related to the World Capital Markets?

As of 2014, global GDP was $77 trillion. The total market capitalization of all world stock markets is about $70 trillion

What was the Best Day for the Markets?

The best day for the markets, in terms of the largest single-day point gain for the Dow Jones was October 13th, 2008

What was the Worst Day for the Markets?

The worst day for the markets, in terms of the largest single-day point loss by the Dow Jones, was September 29th, 2008

What is the Best Performing Stock Ever?

Based purely on statistics, the “best” performing stock ever between 1957 and 2007 was Phillip Morris (cigarette maker)

What was the “Tulip” Bubble?

Markets have been around for much longer than most people think. The Tulip bubble happened in the 1500's!

What was the “South Sea Company” Bubble?

The South Sea Company was created in the 18th Century, by the British government. The bubble burst a few years later

How do Market “Bubbles” Burst?

In short, a bubble forms when investors start bidding up the price of an asset well beyond its intrinsic value

What is the October Effect?

The October Effect is an anecdotally-founded fear that markets are vulnerable to catastrophe in the month of October