Biggest Market Drops in History

This story was first published on Monday, August 8, 2011. All values have been updated to reflect the close on August 10.


On Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its ninth-largest point drop in history, only two days after falling 634.76 points.

The S&P 500 had its twenty-first worst point drop, while the NASDAQ's 101.47-point decline did not rank within the top 30.

Here is a look at the biggest point losses ever. Keep in mind that the largest one-day percent drop in the Dow's history was 22.6 percent in October 1987.

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