Saturday, March 23, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 23, 1999 -- Top Mutual Funds, Stocks Sink

March 23, 1999: We started off the day with a Personal Finance promo for the top 25 mutual funds, along with online job listings and clothes shopping:

Then, midday, we swapped out to cover a stock market dip. You can see previous notes about our over-indexing on stock news... also, I'm not saying there was causation, but it seems there was a curious correlation between starting the day with a Personal Finance promo leading to either a stock market bounce or dip that required an update:

We kept the stock dip in the PM udpate; in the My News headline, you can see the Dow ended down 218.68 points, while the other headline said that air strikes against Serbia were imminent; stay tuned:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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