The 2008 stock market crash was the biggest one in history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped about 50% from its peak in October 2007 to March 2009.

The 2008 financial crisis led to the worst recession since the Great Depression, which had a significant impact on US and global economies. It also triggered a series of bailouts by governments.

The crash began with an announcement by Bear Stearns on March 16, 2008 that it was going to stop trading because of liquidity problems, followed by a bank run on two days later when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and Merrill Lynch merged with Bank of America. The Federal Reserve responded rapidly and effectively to prop up the markets while at the same time pursuing aggressive monetary policy (QE).

With the 2008 stock market crash, many people lost their life savings. The stock market is still recovering from this, but the question is how much did it really lose?

The stock market crashed in 2008. Many people lost their life savings and were left with nothing to show for it. The question is how much did the stock market crash in 2008?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been around since 1896, so it can be hard to track how much things have changed over time. But there are some ways to measure the difference between today and then. Let’s take a look at a few of these metrics:

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