Parsing The Financial Crisis: First Evidence Of A Lost Decade

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Many financial experts classify this recent financial crisis as the most severe since the Great Depression. The authors analyze the trading difficulties for institutional investors, market behavior and liquidity during the 2007-2008 period of the financial crisis. This paper evidences of what occurred in the markets focuses on the large institutional investors like mutual funds and pension funds, comprising about 70% of the market. How they managed during the crisis impacts a large swathe of U.S. investors, their 401(k)s, pensions, and mutual fund investments.