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October 1929 seemed like an auspicious month to introduce a new insurance publication. Because publications often are assembled far in advance of printing date, little did the editors of this bouncing new baby know that that same month would deliver the beginning of the end of one of the great stock market eras, eventually leading to the Great Depression.

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