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Dow and S&P on Track for Biggest Point Gains Ever

Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 11:47 AM ET

As of 3:30 the Dow was up over 700 points and the S&P was up over 85. If it holds onto these gains, we will witness the biggest one day point gains ever. Prior to today, here are the biggest moves in points and % for the Dow, NASDAQ and S&P

Dow Jones Industrial Average:

  • Biggest point gain of +499.2 on 3/16/2000
    • Last 450+ point gain was on 9/30/08 when the Dow gained 485
    • The Dow gained 489 on 7/24/02
  • Biggest % gain of +15.3% on 3/15/1933
    • Last 5% gain was on 7/29/02 when the Dow gained 5.4%
    • Last 6% gain was on 7/24/02 when the Dow gained 6.3%
    • Last gain greater than 6.3% was on 10/21/1987 when the Dow gained 10.1%

S&P 500 :

  • Biggest point gain of +66.3 on 3/16/2000
    • Last 50+ point gain was on 9/30/08 when the S&P gained 60 points
    • The S&P gained 64 on 1/3/01
  • Biggest % gain of +16.6% on 3/15/1933
    • Last 5% gain was on 9/30/08 when the S&P gained 5.4%.
    • The S&P gained 5.7% on 7/24/02
    • Last gain greater than 5.7% was on 10/21/1987 when the S&P gained 9.1%

NASDAQ :

  • Biggest point gain of +324.8 on 1/3/2001
    • Last 90+ point gain was on 9/30/08 when the NASDAQ gained 99 points
    • Last 100+ point gain was on 9/18/08 when the NASDAQ gained 100 points
    • The NASDAQ gained 122 on 5/8/02
    • The NASDAQ gained 156 on 4/18/01
  • Biggest % gain of +14.2% on 1/3/2001
    • Last 4.5% gain was on 9/30/08 when the NASDAQ gained 4.9%.
    • Last 5% gain was on 10/15/02 when the NASDAQ gained 5.1%.
    • The NASDAQ gained 5.8% on 7/29/02
    • Last gain greater than 5.8% was on 5/8/2002 when the NASDAQ gained 7.8%
    • The last gains greater than 8% were in April 2001

Leading the Dow today are GM, Alcoa, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, and Caterpillar.

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DJIA
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S&P 500
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NASDAQ
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JNJ
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MSFT
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GM
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AA
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CAT
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