Editor's note: This was originally published on RealMoney. It is being republished as a bonus for TheStreet.com readers.Plus, Helene Meisler will explain what opportunities the technicals are pointing to in 2009 at TheStreet.com Investment Conference on Saturday, Oct. 25. Click here for details. I've seen so many comparisons to the 1930s as well as to the Crash of 1987 in the past week or so that I'm sure there must be some comparisons to be made. But I had this recollection that the moves we saw after the tech bubble burst in 2000 were just as wild as we have seen now. Yet no one was discussing this.
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