Did a Stock Market Crash Happen in 2014?


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A stock market crash did not happen in 2014. However, throughout the year, investors and analysts predicted a crash would occur; in October, the S&P 500 experienced its worst three-day loss since 2011.

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The stock market dropped several times in 2014, including an 8 percent drop in October and a 4 percent drop in December. These relatively insignificant drops may have simply created buying opportunities for investors interested in cheap stocks, but as of December 2014, market analysts cautioned that these drops could be a harbinger of a slow downward spiral of the stock market, rather than a dramatic crash.

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