It was just over eight years ago that I wrote an article for Seeking Alpha entitled, “A History of Market Violence“. The article was posted to the site on March 5, 2009, which of course was just one day removed from the final financial crisis bear market low that came the next trading day on March 6. It explored the mistakes that policy makers had made in the past during the Great Depression and were being relied upon to avoid this next time around. Many years have passed since this article was written, and stocks have gone from bear market lows to new all-time highs. But the question remains: what have we truly learned and what challenges, if any, remain?
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