|As the zeros decade concludes, today's chart presents the price performance of the Dow for each decade since 1900. So how do the 10 years just passed rank? As today's chart illustrates, the performance of the Dow from the close of 1999 through 2009 was the second worst performance on record. Only the Great Depression decade of the 1930s was worse. The current zeros decade also shares an unfortunate outcome with the 1930s in being a decade during which the Dow actually ended lower than where it started. Happy new decade.Notes:
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Events of the DayJanuary 01, 2010 - New Year's Day - Rose Bowl - Sugar Bowl
January 03, 2010 - US Congress convenes
January 04, 2010 - Fiesta Bowl
January 05, 2010 - Orange Bowl
January 07, 2010 - BCS Championship Game
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