On this episode of Saving the American Dream, we’re talking about the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine and how it is affecting the people’s lives, as well as the economy.
Historically, wars and the stock market have gone hand in hand in terms of how they affect each other. Looking at the U.S. during World War II, large stocks actually went up 12.4% in 1942. In 1943, they went up 19.4%. In 1944, they went up 13.8%. In 1945, they went up 30.7%.
The war ended in September 1945. So from the extent of when America was involved in the war, markets went up substantially over that period of time. However, the markets did go down during the first few years of the war before America entered.
The Korean War was from 1950 through 1953, and large-company stocks were up pretty significantly during that time as well.
We have almost 100 years that we have market data for, and we’ve been at war for a significant portion of that time. There’s always going to be something happening in the world that can impact the economy.
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Navigating the Show
[1:28 ]– Wars and the market
[2:40] – World War II
[4:03] – Korean War
[4:50] – Market history
[8:36] – Big picture
“World War II ended in September 1945. From the extent of when America was involved in the war, markets went up substantially over that period of time.”
– Michael Schulte