An analysis of the pre vs. post-Internet stock market makes it clear it grew rapidly in the Internet Age. If we graph the high points of the Dow Jones since the 1950s, we’ll see that things were largely stable until the 80s. After this, the market took off right around the rise of large-scale network connectivity.
The trend has continued every decade since until the present time. Experts say that this is not a coincidence. The Internet Age has reshaped the trading landscape and all players have better access to information than ever before allowing them to make smarter decisions.
The infographic below, created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Online MBA program, takes a closer look.