The Dow Jones Industrial Average has had 1016 triple digit moves in its history, the first of which was in 1987. While overall there are roughly the same number of up days as down, today's loss of 185.68 points makes September the month with the greatest percentage of negative triple digit moves. Two of the top three biggest point drops of all time occurred in September -
- Sept 29, 2008: Dow drops 777.68
- Oct 15, 2008: Dow drops 733.08
- Sept 17, 2001: Dow drops 684.81
Of note, October has the most triple digit moves in total.
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