Friday, April 19, 2019

20 Years Ago on Apr. 19, 1999 -- Dow Surges, NASDAQ Plunges, One Month to "Star Wars: Episode 1"

April 19, 1999: We started the day with investment advice. As noted, I am seeing a correlation between our Personal Finance promos and big spikes in the stock market because...
...we did a morning update recycling our "Stocks Jump" headline and graph spike image:
However, the Dow jump was met with a plunge in the tech-heavy NASDAQ, leading us to do another update with "Buy, Sell, or Hold."
We ended the day with another "Star Wars: Episode 1" promo, and of course, a double ad jackpot because why not?
[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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