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Dow Losses of 300 Points or More

Kathy Willens

We have had only one other drop of the Dow of 300 or more points this year. That occurred on February 27, 2007, when the Dow fell 416.02 points, or -3.3%.

Before then, we have not seen a 300 point drop since March 24, 2003, when the Dow lost 207 points or 3.6%

The year with the greatest amount of 300 point drops since 1987:

  • In 2001, the Dow fell more than 300 points four times.
  • In 2000, the Dow fell more than 300 points four times.
  • In 2002, the Dow fell more than 300 points twice.
  • In 1998, the Dow fell more than 300 points twice .
  • In 2007, excluding today, the Dow fell more than 300 points once,
  • In 2003, the Dow fell more than 300 points once.
  • In 1997, the Dow fell more than 300 points once.
  • In 1987, the Dow fell more than 300 points once.

After a 300 point drop in the Dow (16 Occurrences, not including today)...

  • 1 Day later the Dow is up 75% of the time, an average of 2.04%
  • 1 Day later the S&P 500 is up 75% of the time, an average of 2.28%
  • 1 Day later the NASDAQ is up 56% of the time, an average of 3.76%
  • 1 Week later the Dow is up 63% of the time, an average of 3.31%
  • 1 Week later the S&P 500 is up 63% of the time, an average of 3.08%
  • 1 Week later the NASDAQ is up 44% of the time, an average of 5.52%
  • 1 Month later the Dow is up 75% of the time, an average of 6.27%
  • 1 Month later the S&P 500 is up 74.67% of the time, an average of 5.12%
  • 1 Month later the NASDAQ is up 66.67% of the time, an average of 6.22%

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