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Markets Since Lehman Bankruptcy

Exactly 2 years have passed since Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy, sending markets on a downwards spiral. Many sectors and stocks have still failed to recoup all of their losses since that fateful weekend.

Some highlights:

  • The NASDAQ is the only major index with a gain since Lehman
  • Just over a third of the current Dow 30 has managed a gain over the past 2 years
  • Other big winners: gold stocks, airlines, biotechs; techs and retailers strong
  • Financials are still down over 30% since Lehman's bankruptcy; many still facing steep declines of more than 30%

The full rundown

>> S&P 500 Winners & Losers Since Lehman's Fall

Major Financial Stocks Since Lehman

Major financial stocks have posted an average loss of 30% since Lehman's Fall, with only three companies trading to the upside.

Dow Components Since Lehman

Of the Dow 30 components, 19 are still trading down since Lehman went bankrupt.


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