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July 9th in Market History

This Day in Market History
This Day in Market History

While history is no indication of future performance, many investors look for patterns in historical numbers to apply lessons learned to today's environment. As such, CNBC By the Numbers often posts updates on how the Dow , S&P and Nasdaq have faired over certain periods of time.

Here is a daily update to help you plan your day ahead with a look at "This Day in Market History." Whether you use this data as an additional input into your daily trading prep or simply just love market stats and factoids to share at dinner parties, let us know what you think.

July 9th in Market History:

Dow (Since 1900) :

  • Avg Gain/Loss: +0.04%
  • Up 54% of the time with an average gain of 0.62% when up
  • Down 46% of the time with an average loss of 0.64% when down
  • Standard Deviation: .79
  • Biggest Gain: +1.64% in 1975
  • Biggest Loss: -2.08% in 2008

S&P 500 (Since 1928) :

  • Avg Gain/Loss: +0.14%
  • Up 60.5% of the time with an average gain of 0.64% when up
  • Down 38.3% of the time with an average loss of 0.63% when down
  • Standard Deviation: .78
  • Biggest Gain: +1.53% in 2000
  • Biggest Loss: -2.47% in 2002

Nasdaq Composite (Since 1971):

  • Avg Gain/Loss: 0.32%
  • Up 79% of the time with an average gain of 0.64% when up
  • Down 21% of the time with an average loss of 0.87% when down
  • Standard Deviation: .86
  • Biggest Gain: +1.79% in 2005
  • Biggest Loss: -2.6% in 2008

Market Performance on Day After Alcoa Reports

Day After Earnings Season Begins (Alcoa reports - Last 12 quarters)

Dow:

  • Avg Gain/Loss: -0.42%
  • Up 66.7% of the time, Down 33.3% of the time
  • Avg gain of .52% when AA beat estimates
  • Biggest Gain: +1.36% on 7/8/08 when AA surprised 2.3% to the upside
  • Biggest Loss: -5.11% on 10/7/08 when AA surprised 25.4% to the downside

S&P:

  • Avg Gain/Loss: -0.47%
  • Up 66.7% of the time, Down 33.3% of the time
  • Avg gain of .69% when AA beat estimates
  • Biggest Gain: +1.71% on 7/8/08 when AA surprised 2.3% to the upside
  • Biggest Loss: -5.73% on 10/7/08 when AA surprised 25.4% to the downside

Nasdaq:

  • Avg Gain/Loss: -0.54%
  • Up 58.3% of the time, Down 41.7% of the time
  • Avg gain of .73% when AA beat estimates
  • Biggest Gain: +2.28% on 7/8/08 when AA surprised 2.3% to the upside
  • Biggest Loss: -5.8% on 10/7/08 when AA surprised 25.4% to the downside

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