The mid-1980s to 2007 was a welcome period of relative macroeconomic stability after the volatility of the Great Inflation.
The 1999 Act promoted financial integration by repealing parts of the Glass-Steagall Act while giving the Fed new supervisory powers
Near Failure of LTCM
A group of banks and brokerage firms prevented the collapse of this hedge fund in 1998
Asian Financial Crisis
A financial crisis started in Thailand in July 1997 and spread across East Asia
The 1994 law removed many of the restrictions on bank branching across state lines
The 1991 Act was intended to address problems in the banking and thrift industries
Crash of 1987
The Dow dropped 22.6 percent on Black Monday, October 19, 1987
Failure of Continental Illinois
The 1984 failure and rescue of this bank gave rise to the term "too big to fail"
Latin American Debt Crisis
During the 1980s, many Latin American countries were unable to service their foreign debt