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Those six October days were far from a blip. They delivered a near-fatal blow to the US economy as a whole — Swing a definite fatal blow to millions of personal livelihoods. Industry found it difficult to trade, as belief in the concept of Swing — and in the credibility of the banking system — had been shot to pieces. The scramble for money to continue to operate and to pay wages was intense. Manufacturing was reduced as a result; within three years of the crash, production of the motor car, such a symbol of the good times of the s,was around a quarter of what it had been.

Unemployment rose spectacularly too. Six months after the events of Octoberthe jobless total had more than doubled to 3. These were desperate times.

The rural unemployed moved en masse to find work, whether in the drought-ridden dustbowls of Texas and Oklahoma heading west to find agricultural jobs in California or on plantations in the Deep South heading north to the industrialised cities.

These times were just about economic uncertainty. The very fabric of American society was beginning to fray. It was the equivalent of a heart attack being suffered by someone with high blood pressure. The economy had a pre-existing condition, an underlying weakness. But its aftercare — as administered, or otherwise, by President Herbert Hoover — was insufficient. The Republican President was reluctant for the government to step into the crisis, believing that a more laissez-faire stance would encourage businesses and banks to right the economy.

It came as no surprise that, at the presidential election ofHoover was unceremoniously dumped from office, with his successor, the Democrat Franklin D Rooseveltwinning In their need, they have registered a mandate that they want direct, vigorous action. This is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously. It can be accomplished in part by direct recruiting by the government itself, treating the task as we would treat the emergency of a war.

The effect was instant. By the end of the week, half a million grateful letters had poured into the White House — first waters of a flood that was never to dry up. In his first days in office, Roosevelt certainly kept his promises. That vigorous, direct action came in the form of 15 major laws aimed at creating jobs and rebooting industry, the economy and, symbolically, belief.

The legislative strides he made were speedy and sizeable. The Emergency Banking Act aimed to stabilise — and thus restore faith in — the banking system through the introduction of federal deposit insurance, while the Federal Emergency Relief Administration offered support for the poor in the form of blankets, soup kitchens and employment opportunities.

Productivity failed to revive in quite the manner that Roosevelt hoped, while unemployment remained high throughout the s. In Junethe position was saved by a severe drought in the Dakotas and the Canadian West, plus unfavorable seed times in Argentina and eastern Australia.

The oversupply was now wanted to fill the gaps in the world wheat production. When it was seen that at this figure American farmers would get more for their crop than for that ofstocks went up again. In August, the wheat price fell when France and Italy were bragging about a magnificent harvest, and the situation in Australia improved.

That sent a shiver through Wall Street and stock prices quickly dropped, but word of cheap stocks brought a fresh rush of "stags", amateur speculators, and investors. Other important economic barometers were also slowing or even falling by mid, including car sales, house sales, and steel production.

The falling commodity and industrial production may have dented even American self-confidence, and the stock market peaked on September 3 at Selling intensified in early and mid-October, with sharp down days punctuated by a few up days. Panic selling of massive proportion started the week of October 21 and intensified and culminated on October 24, October 28, and especially October 29 "Black Album).

Wigginsaid at the time:. We are reaping the natural fruit of the orgy of speculation in which millions of people have indulged. It was inevitable, because of the tremendous increase in the number of stockholders in recent years, that the number of sellers would be greater than ever when the boom ended and selling took the place of buying.

Together, the stock market crash and the Great Depression formed the largest financial crisis of the 20th century. The Wall Street Crash had a major impact on the U. Some people believed that abuses by utility holding companies contributed to the Wall Street Crash of and the Great Depression that followed. Many businesses failed 28, failures and a daily rate of in The crash brought the Roaring Twenties to a halt.

Kindlebergerinthere was no lender of last resort effectively present, which, if it had existed and been properly exercised, would have been key in shortening the business slowdown that normally follows financial crises.

Historians still debate whether the crash sparked the Great Depression [51] or if it merely coincided with the bursting of a loose credit-inspired economic bubble. However, the psychological effects of the crash reverberated across the nation as businesses became aware of the difficulties in securing capital market investments for new projects and expansions.

Business uncertainty naturally affects job security for employees, and as the American worker the consumer faced uncertainty with regards to income, naturally the propensity to consume declined. The decline in stock prices caused bankruptcies and severe macroeconomic difficulties, including contraction of credit, business closures, firing of workers, bank failures, decline of the money supply, and other economically depressing events.

The resultant rise of mass unemployment is seen as a result of the crash, although the crash is by no means the sole event that contributed to the depression.

The Wall Street Crash is usually seen as having the greatest impact on the events that followed and therefore is widely regarded as signaling the downward economic slide that initiated the Great Depression. True or not, the consequences were dire for almost everybody. Most academic experts agree on one aspect of the crash: It wiped out billions of dollars of wealth in one day, and this immediately depressed consumer buying. The Swing set off a worldwide run on US gold deposits i. Some 4, banks and other lenders ultimately failed.

Also, the uptick rule[53] which allowed short selling only when the last tick in a stock's price was positive, was implemented after the market crash to prevent short sellers from driving the price of a stock down in a bear raid. The stock market crash of October led directly to the Great Depression in Europe. When stocks plummeted on the New York Stock Exchangethe world noticed immediately. Although financial leaders in the United Kingdom, as in the United States, vastly underestimated the extent of the crisis that ensued, it soon became clear that the world's economies were more interconnected than ever.

The effects of the disruption to the global system of financing, trade, and production and the subsequent meltdown of the American economy were soon felt throughout Europe. In andin particular, unemployed workers went on strike, demonstrated in public, and otherwise took direct action to call public attention to their plight.

Within the UK, protests often focused on the so-called means testwhich the government had instituted in to limit the amount of unemployment payments made to individuals and families. For working people, the Means Test seemed an intrusive and insensitive way to deal with the chronic and relentless deprivation caused by the economic crisis.

The strikes were met forcefully, with police breaking up protests, arresting demonstrators, and charging them with crimes related to the violation of public order. There is a constant debate among economists and historians as to what role the crash played in subsequent economic, social, and political events.

The Economist argued in a article that the Depression did not start with the stock market crash, [56] nor was it clear at the time of the crash that a depression was starting. They asked, "Can a very serious Stock Exchange collapse produce a serious setback to industry when industrial production is for the most part in a healthy and balanced condition? However, The Economist also cautioned that some bank failures were also to be expected and some banks may not have had any reserves left for financing commercial and industrial enterprises.

It concluded that the position of the banks was the key to the situation, but what was going to happen could not have been foreseen. Milton Friedman 's A Monetary History of the United Statesco-written with Anna Schwartzargues that what made the "great contraction" so severe was not the downturn in the business cycle, protectionismor the stock market crash in themselves but the collapse of the banking system during three waves of panics from to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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September 8, Fair weather cannot always continue. The economic cycle is in progress today, as it was in the past. The Federal Reserve System has put the banks in a strong position, but it has not changed human nature. More people are borrowing and speculating today than ever in our history. Wise are those investors who now get out of debt and reef their sails.

This does not mean selling all you have but it does mean paying up your loans and avoiding margin speculation. April They neatly ring the inside of the trading desks behind where trading chits hang. In the background is Trinity Episcopal, nicknamed "The Stockbroker's Church," a likely destination for some in the crowd after the events of the day.

Another angle of the chaos in the streets in the Financial District on Oct. Two mounted police officers in the foreground keep watch over the traffic. Employees at Harriman and Company work on Sunday, Oct. On Oct. The proliferation of new technology, like the telephone, facilitated the expansion of new markets and financial instruments by drastically increasing the speed and volume of information flows worldwide. Album) the creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission inmany of the financial products and practices pushed by brokerages on Wall Street were outlawed or came under heavy regulation in order to prevent future system-wide crashes from happening.

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