Events over many years have arisen that appeared to threaten what had been an inexorable rise in the U.S. stock market. Selling stocks on fear of these events typically proved to be a major mistake.

Through the last century, the equity market faced more than 100 events of varying severity that held the potential to derail stocks. This report focuses on 30 of these consequential events.

The title of this report was borrowed from the infamous August 13, 1979, Business Week cover story that focused on burgeoning inflation, an institutional exodus from the stock market, a 700% rise in the price of gold, and rapidly rising interest rates.

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