All aboard the gravy train (1845 - 1947). The advent of steam travel sparked a boom in railway stocks in England and even Austria. But as the boom hit the skids, families were ruined and several banks failed.
The panic of 1825 was the culmination of several years of euphoric investment in sovereign debt and precious metals that included one of the most remarkable swindles of all time: bonds sold in the name of a made-up country, called Poyais.
A stable of lesser known speculative manias including Japan's rabbit mania, poultry fever and the ostrich feather boom.
Money for nothing: A history of mania in John Law's Mississippi Company stock.
How speculative attacks on currencies led to the East Asian Crisis of 1997.