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Comparing 1968, Background on the Indexes, An Important Index Observation

Comparing 1968 We started researching this essay to highlight the similarities between 1968 and 2016. Major topics in 1968 echoed in 2016 were Black Power, Women’s Liberation, Gay Rights, and antiwar movements. There was a presidential candidate who opposed changes to the status quo, George Wallace, with the moniker “Law and Order”. Riots seemed possible at campaign stops for Wallace and Humphrey. Nixon had a secret plan to end Vietnam, but would not tip off the enemy by sharing it. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (the Dow) had a correction in the first quarter, but recovered to end the year with a total return of approximately 7%. Since then the Dow has gone from around 900 to over 18,000

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