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Black Swans: 9 Recent Events That Changed Finance Forever

Almost every market participant out there has at least one horrific war story on a crash that profoundly affected their portfolio or world view. For example, one unnamed stock broker I know had himself and his clients in a soaring gold stock called Bre-X in 1997. There was way less connectivity at this time, and this person was on a trip to Vegas for some sun and fun. Staying at Caesar’s Palace, he went out for a short while as the stock was trading near its highs of $286.
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