The 1929 stock market crash was considered as one of the greatest downfall in the history of stock market. Stock market risk increased dramatically, as indicated by the trend in volatility on Figure 1 Even those who do not follow the stock market could become more uncertain about the future of the economy in general and the stock market, in particular, as general uncertainty has been in the air” throughout the crisis.
When this was inevitably followed by a 12.8% drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the stock market indices created by the editor of the Wall Street Journal, people started madly selling their stock, jamming phone lines and other communication systems.
Worries that the Fed has created a market bubble have shadowed the second-longest bull market in history as the central bank has kept its key rate near zero and expanded its balance sheet by $3.8 trillion in order to pump liquidity into the financial system.
The crash is primarily annotated based on what Russell Napier described in his book Anatomy of the Bear There is also some minor discrepancy in the chart and the numbers from the book, which I suspect is probably because the chart might be plotting weekly or monthly prices, whereas the book probaby uses daily numbers (it is also possible that the numbers from the book include dividends whereas the chart does not.) I don’t think the small differences detract from the arguments I make.
As of today, August 2016, I feel there is something wrong with most of the stocks traded in the US. It is possible that many popular stocks are overpriced, and when they will crash, this may lead to a general panic that may put in danger the stock indexes.