2008: Ten Unforgettable Days

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by: SA Eli Hoffmann

Seeking Alpha's realtime Market Currents blog offers a unique window into the events and opinions that shape Wall Street - as they happen.

2008, a year many would rather forget, will more likely be seared in our memories for a long time. Use the links below to see how 10 of the year's most unforgettable days unfolded, through the eyes of Market Currents:

July 14: IndyMac is seized.
Sept. 8: Fannie and Freddie collapse.
Sept. 15: Lehman bankrupts. AIG gets bailed out. BofA buys Merrill.
Sept. 17: Reserve Primary breaks the buck.
Sept. 22: Bye bye I-banks.
Sept. 25: JPMorgan buys WaMu.
Nov. 5: Obama.
Dec. 12: Madoff.
Dec. 16: 0% interest.
Dec. 19: Automakers get their bailout.

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March 17: Bear Stearns goes. The end begins.
Oct. 9-10: Meltdown.
Nov. 20: Markets hit (interim?) bottom.

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