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Largest two-day point Drop in the Dow's History

Thursday, 6 Nov 2008 | 4:52 PM ET

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 443.48 points today to settle at 8695.79, down 4.85% for the day. Weak retail sales from some major retailers along with a negative earnings outlook by Cisco, the largest maker of networking technology, reignited concerns over the health of the economy; fueling another sell-off in Wall Street. In the past two days, the Dow has fallen 929.49 points, marking its biggest two-day point drop ever.

Top 10 Two-day Consecutive Point Declines


The Dow has declined 9.66% in the past two days, marking its largest two-day percent drop since October 20, 1987.

Top 10 Two-day ConsecutivePercent Declines

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 443.48 points today to settle at 8695.79, down 4.85% for the day. Weak retail sales from some major retailers along with a negative earnings outlook by Cisco, the largest maker of networking technology, reignited concerns over the health of the economy; fueling another sell-off in Wall Street. In the past two days, the Dow has fallen 929.49 points, marking its biggest two-day point drop ever.

Top 10 Two-day Consecutive Point Declines


The top five companies impacting the Dow today were:

  • IBM
  • Chevron
  • Boeing
  • Exxon Mobil
  • United Technologies

    Click here to see the S&P 500 top ten 2-day largest moves.


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    BA
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    XOM
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