Stock Market Closed for 4.5
Months because of WWI
|Latin American Debt
Crisis (early 80's)
'29 - '43
Source of Inflation, GNP and Interest Rate data: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
GNP, Home Prices, the U.S. Dollar and the monthly close for the DJIA and the S&P 500 are
shown in logarithmic scale. The annual rate for prime rate and inflation are shown monthly in
a modified, semi logarithmic scale.
GNP: US Gross National Product.
Prime Rate: U.S. Bank Prime Loan Rate.
DJIA: Dow Jones Industrial Average (monthly close).
S&P 500: Standard & Poor's 500 (monthly close).
Home Prices: US House Price Index - Purchase Only Index, by the Federal Housing Financing Agency.
Inflation: Points above the white line indicate inflation. Points below the white line indicate deflation.
US Dollar: Trade weighted index of the value of the US Dollar by the Economic Research division of the
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
Updated May 10, 2018