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Quick Market Stats: Weekly & Monthly Data

For the first time in history,the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ finished the week up over 10%. The last occurrence where the three majors closed the week up more than 9% was the week of October 11, 1974.

  • The Dow finished the week up 12.59% at 658.17
  • The S&P finished the week up 14.12% at 71.14
  • The NASDAQ finished the week up 9.54% at 60.42

The Dow put its 10th best weekly performance of all time up 946.06 points for the week, or 11.29%, for the best weekly gain since October, 1974 when the Dow closed up 12.59%.

  • Friday the Dow closed at 9325.01 up 144.32, and 1.57%

The S&P 500 put in its 13th best weekly performance, up 91.98 for the week, or 10.49%, for the best weekly gain since October, 1974 when the S&P finished up 14.12%.

  • Friday the S&P closed at 968.75 up 14.66 and 1.54%

The NASDAQ put in its 3rd best weekly performance up 168.92 for the week, or10.88%, for the best weekly gain since April, 2001 when the NASDAQ finished up 14.01% for the week.

  • Friday the NASDAQ closed at 1698.52 up 22.43 and 1.32%

On a monthly basis, the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ turn in their worst monthly performance in over 10 years all down 14% or greater. The combined market cap loss of the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 is $2.11 Trillion (only 1 overlapping stock in the two indexes)

16th Worst Monthly Performance for the Dow: In October, the Dow closed down 1525.65 points or 14.06% for its worst monthly performance since August, 1998 when the Dow fell 15.13%.
-In market cap, the Dow lost almost $471 Billion in October
-All 30 Dow components are negative for the month of October, led by Alcoa down almost 50% for the month
-Wal-mart is the only Dow component positive Year-to-date (YTD) up 17.42%

10th Worst Monthly Performance for the S&P: In October, the S&P closed down 197.61 points and 16.94% turning in its worst monthly performance since October, 1987 when the S&P fell -21.76%
-In market cap, the S&P lost almost $1.8 Trillion in October
-In market cap the Russell 2000 lost almost $316 Billion in October

5th Worst Monthly Performance for the NASDAQ: In October, the NASDAQ closed down 370.93 points and 17.73% for its worst monthly performance since February, 2001 when the NASDAQ fell -22.39%
-In Market Cap, the NASDAQ 100 lost almost $313 Billion in October


All Sectors are Positive for the week, led by Consumer Discretionary stocks up 16.92%, with Health Care pulling up the rear up 5.29% for the week.
All Sectors are Negative for the month, let by Financials, down 23% for the month, with the least negative being the Telecomm Sector down only 9.52% for the month


Commodities suffer a devastating October, with the CRB Index experiencing its worst monthly dropon record, down over 22%.
Oil falls over 32% for the month, for the biggest % drop in its history
Gold closes at $718.20, down over 18% for the month, for its biggest % loss since February, 1983.

The Dollar Index had the best month since March, 1991