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Has the Dow Ever Closed Positive After an Open Like Today's?

Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

The Dow has opened down over 100 points 65 times. Of those 65 occurances, it has only managed to close in positive territory 5 times. The last time was on October 22, 2007 when the Dow dropped 119 on the open and closed for the day up 44 or 0.3%. The greatest rally to positive territory was in July 2002, when the Dow was down 155.9 on the open but rallied to close up 489 or 6.3% for the day.

Last 5 Positive Closings Following a 100 Point Negative Open

Date Day Previous close Open Drop on Open % Drop Close Change for the Day % Change
5/4/01 Fri 10796.6 10686 -110.6 -1.00% 10951.2 154.6 1.40%
7/24/02 Wed 7702.3 7546.4 -155.9 -2.00% 8191.3 489 6.30%
12/6/02 Fri 8623.3 8511.6 -111.7 -1.30% 8645.8 22.5 0.30%
3/7/03 Fri 7674 7570.5 -103.5 -1.30% 7740 66 0.90%
10/22/07 Mon 13522 13403.3 -118.8 -0.90% 13567 45 0.30%

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