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Dow's Greatest Drops on Open

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 12:40 PM ET

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 464.5 points or 3.84% on the open this morning, making today the biggest decline on an open since the 9/11 attacks and fourth biggest point drop on open in history. Below are the biggest drops on the open of the Dow - Note that 60% of the times the Dow bounced back during the day. Right now the Dow has rallied back and is down ~175. Roughly 70% of the time in the past 20 years, big drops like these are followed by gains the next day.

Dow's Worst Opens Ever (Points Down):

Date Day Close Next Open Drop on Open Next Close Day's Move
09/10/2001 Mon 9605.5 9079 -526.1 8920.7 -684.8
03/09/2001 Fri 10644.6 10138.9 -505.7 10208.3 -436.4
03/13/2001 Tue 10290.8 9817.7 -473.1 9973.5 -317.3
10/17/2000 Tue 10089.7 9724.2 -365.5 9975.0 -114.7
09/20/2001 Thu 8376.2 8121.0 -255.3 8235.8 -140.4
08/08/2007 Wed 13657.9 13423.6 -234.3 13270.7 -387.2
06/07/2001 Thu 11090.7 10882.9 -207.8 10977.0 -113.7
06/25/2002 Tue 9126.8 8921.4 -205.4 9120.1 -6.7
03/21/2003 Fri 8522.0 8320.0 -202.0 8214.7 -307.3
10/16/1987 Fri 2246.7 2046.7 -200.1 1738.7 -508.0

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