The ABC News digital sign in Times Square announces the stock market plunge September 29, 2008 at Times Square in New York City. The market took a plunge after announcements that the House did not pass the $700 billion proposed bailout. (Getty Images)more pics »Let’s face it, 2008 was a sad year for not just the economy in the U.S., but for the whole world. Stock markets crashed, companies crumbled and the unemployment rate soared. While all this was happening, traders and brokers around the world watched in horror as stocks plummeted daily. No one needed a graph or stock ticker to know the score; it was written all over the faces of the traders. Look on as we we remember the economic crash of 2008 with a look back at the year in sad stock brokers.