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The 10 Best Days In The History Of The Dow Jones (And 10 Worst)

The best day in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index was March 15, 1933, when the index value increased by 15.34 percent. And the worst day in the history of the Dow Jones was October 19, 1987, when the index value decreased by 22.61 percent.

The 10 Best days ever for Dow Jones (1897 to 2018)

1. March 15, 1933 (the Dow gained 15.34%)
2. October 06, 1931 (the Dow gained 14.87%)
3. October 30, 1929 (the Dow gained 12.34%)
4. June 22, 1931 (the Dow gained 11.9%)
5. September 21, 1932 (the Dow gained 11.36%)
6. October 13, 2008 (the Dow gained 11.08%)
7. October 28, 2008 (the Dow gained 10.88%)
8. October 21, 1987 (the Dow gained 10.15%)
9. September 05, 1939 (the Dow gained 9.52%)
10. October 03, 1932 (the Dow gained 9.52%)

The 10 Worst days ever for Dow Jones (1897 to 2018)

1. October 19, 1987 (the Dow fell -22.61%)
2. October 28, 1929 (the Dow fell -13.47%)
3. October 29, 1929 (the Dow fell -11.73%)
4. October 5, 1931 (the Dow fell -10.73%)
5. November 6, 1929 (the Dow fell -9.92%)
6. December 18, 1899 (the Dow fell -8.72%)
7. August 12, 1932 (the Dow fell -8.4%)
8. March 14, 1907 (the Dow fell -8.29%)
9. January 04, 1932 (the Dow fell -8.1%)
10. October 26, 1987 (the Dow fell -8.04%)


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Anna Papadopoulos
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