Black Tuesday

What is 'Black Tuesday'

October 29, 1929, when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million shares were traded in a panic selloff.

BREAKING DOWN 'Black Tuesday'

By many, Black Tuesday is considered the end of the Roaring '20s and the start of the Great Depression.

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