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Dow performance for the first half of the year.  How does 2008 stack up historically?

Friday, 27 Jun 2008 | 9:38 PM ET

There are 42 instances where there was negative performance for the Dow during the first of the half year (Q1 + Q2) back to 1900.

  • The worst first half year performance for the Dow was in 1932, one of the worst years of the Depression, when the Dow fell -45.01% from December 31, 1931 - June 30, 1932.
  • 2008 is currently tracking as the 10th worst first half year performance for the Dow with a decline of -14.46% YTD as of Friday's close (7/27).

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