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Re: OT.Anyone recall the 20%+ Wall St drop 25 years ago


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Posted by Spook on October 20, 2012 at 04:11:35 from (108.70.62.9):

In Reply to: OT.Anyone recall the 20%+ Wall St drop 25 years ago posted by agpilot on October 19, 2012 at 15:16:15:

[quote="agpilot"](quoted from post at 15:16:15 10/19/12) It was refered to as Black Monday and the general market dropped over 20% on this day 25 years ago. Almost no one could connect to their Brokers let alone place any Market orders.. Yes I know this is not "directly" related to fixing farm equipment but there were a lot of Ag companies wondering if they would be forced to fold up back then on that day..

There has to be a market like Wall Street for the United States to function... ask the CEO of all the largest Ag conpanies.. John Deere, ADM, Cat etc.. I watched a few hours of the action on FNN cable that day and an average 20 percent change is a real wild ride. Some companies value was cut in half The wildest day I've seen and I started investing in stocks over 40 years ago..

I think the bigest Ag related companies have tried to take defensive action against a melt down like that.

I had only been investing a few years, but I didn't react to the plunge, just rode it out, I ended up +20% for the year.


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