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Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq biggest 2-day drops

With the markets starting down again today before rebounding, here are the top-10, two-day percent and point moves for the major indices. If the Dow closes down more than 23 points today, it would reach a top 10 point move. The S&P would need to close down less than 1 point to reach a top-10 status. The Nasdaq is far from a top-10, two-day point or percent move.

Dow - biggest 2 day point drops:

  • 4/14/2000 down -819.363
  • 9/18/2001 down -702.111
  • 10/27/1997 down -686.621
  • 9/17/2001 down -684.814
  • 3/12/2001 down -649.993
  • 8/31/1998 down -626.927
  • 7/22/2002 down -624.912
  • 10/19/1987 down -616.35
  • 3/7/2000 down -571.162
  • 9/20/2001 down -527.19

Dow - biggest 2 day % drops:

  • 10/19/1987 down -26.17%
  • 10/29/1929 down -23.62%
  • 10/20/1987 down -18.06%
  • 11/6/1929 down -15.13%
  • 7/21/1933 down -14.36%
  • 10/28/1929 down -12.97%
  • 3/14/1907 down -11.90%
  • 10/10/1932 down -11.78%
  • 7/20/1933 down -11.42%
  • 5/14/1940 down -11.40%

S&P - biggest 2 day point drops:

  • 4/14/2000 down -109.86
  • 8/31/1998 down -84.98
  • 3/12/2001 down -84.6
  • 10/27/1997 down -73.72
  • 10/19/1987 down -73.02
  • 1/4/2000 down -69.83
  • 10/1/1998 down -62.63
  • 7/22/2002 down -61.71
  • 4/13/2000 down -60.08
  • 9/18/2001 down -59.8

S&P - biggest 2 day % drops:

  • 10/19/1987 down -24.50%
  • 10/29/1929 down -21.78%
  • 7/21/1933 down -16.81%
  • 10/20/1987 down -16.29%
  • 11/6/1929 down -14.66%
  • 7/20/1933 down -13.36%
  • 9/14/1932 down -13.22%
  • 5/14/1940 down -12.59%
  • 5/31/1932 down -12.52%
  • 11/12/1929 down -11.57%

NASDAQ - biggest 2 day point drops:

  • 4/14/2000 down -448.4
  • 4/4/2000 down -424
  • 4/12/2000 down -418.6
  • 4/11/2000 down -390.5
  • 4/13/2000 down -379.2
  • 3/30/2000 down -376
  • 3/14/2000 down -342
  • 7/28/2000 down -324.7
  • 3/15/2000 down -324.6
  • 3/29/2000 down -313.9

NASDAQ - biggest 2 day % drops:

  • 10/20/1987 down -19.33%
  • 10/19/1987 down -14.75%
  • 4/14/2000 down -11.90%
  • 3/12/2001 down -11.31%
  • 12/20/2000 down -11.16%
  • 8/31/1998 down -11.10%
  • 10/26/1987 down -11.08%
  • 1/2/2001 down -10.40%
  • 4/12/2000 down -9.99%
  • 10/27/1987 down -9.78%

Leading the Dow to the downside today are AIG , Alcoa , GM , Merck , and Microsoft .

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