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Stocks in the U.S. Close Worst Year Since 2008

Dec 31, 2018 - Slate Magazine

Wall Street enjoyed some solid gains on New Year's Eve but the day of low-volume trading was certainly not enough to reverse the trend: 2018 was the worst year for U.S. stocks since 2008. That is notable considering that 2008 was the height of the financial crisis. The year looked promising for a bit but in the end uncertainty about everything from tariffs, interest rates, and shrinking profits suddenly moved stocks to sell territory.

The S&P 500 index ended 2018 with a loss of 6.2 percent...