Dow Jones Industrial Average Historical Data



On this page you'll find everything that you wanted to know about the historical performance of the DJIA.
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Data Updated At The Beginning of Each Year

Note: Data goes back to October of 1928 only

Note 2: Click Here To Find The DJIA Closing Price On Any Day From 1929 Until Present

Five Largest One Day Point Gains:

1. 2008-10-13 +936.42 points
2. 2008-10-28 +889.35 points
3. 2008-11-13 +552.59 points
4. 2000-03-16 +499.19 points
5. 2009-03-23 +497.48 points

Five Largest One Day Point Losses:

1. 2008-09-29 -777.68 points
2. 2008-10-15 -733.08 points
3. 2001-09-17 -684.81 points
4. 2008-12-01 -679.95 points
5. 2008-10-09 -678.91 points


Five Largest One Day Percentage Gains:

1. 1933-03-15 +15.34%
2. 1931-10-06 +14.87%
3. 1929-10-30 +12.34%
4. 1931-06-22 +11.90%
5. 1932-09-21 +11.36%

Five Largest One Day Percentage Losses:

1. 1987-10-19 -22.61%
2. 1929-10-28 -13.47%
3. 1929-10-29 -11.73%
4. 1931-10-05 -10.73%
5. 1929-11-06 -9.92%


Note: Yearly Data Since 1929

Five Best One Year Performances (in points)

2013, +3472.52 points
1999, +2315.69 points
2003, +2112.29 points
2006, +1745.65 points
2009, +1651.66 points

Five Best One Year Performances (in %)

1933, +63.74%
1954, +43.96%
1935, +38.53%
1975, +38.32%
1958, +33.96%

Five Worst One Year Performances (in points)

2008, -4488.43 points
2002, -1679.94 points
2001, -766.42 points
2000, -709.13 points
1974, -234.62 points

Five Worst One Year Performances (in %)

1931, -52.67%
2008, -33.84%
1930, -33.77%
1937, -32.82%
1974, -27.57%


Five Best Single Month Performances (in points)

2011-10, +1041.63 points
1999-04, +1002.88 points
2001-04, +856.19 points
2002-10, +805.10 points
2000-03, +793.61 points

Five Best Single Month Performances (in %)

1932-08, +35.76%
1933-04, +31.95%
1932-07, +25.79%
1938-06, +24.26%
1933-05, +20.53%

Five Worst Single Month Performances (in points)

2008-10, -1525.65 points
1998-08, -1344.22 points
2008-06, -1288.31 points
2001-09, -1102.19 points
2002-09, -1071.57 points

Five Worst Single Month Performances (in %)

1931-09, -30.70%
1932-04, -23.68%
1938-03, -23.67%
1987-10, -23.22%
1940-05, -21.70%


Five Best Single Week Performances (in points)

Week of 2008-10-27, +946.06 points
Week of 2011-11-28, +787.77 points
Week of 2008-11-24, +782.62 points
Week of 2000-03-13, +666.41 points
Week of 2003-03-17, +662.26 points

Five Best Single Week Performances (in %)

Week of 1931-06-22, +18.21%
Week of 1932-08-01, +16.16%
Week of 1938-06-20, +14.15%
Week of 1932-07-25, +13.00%
Week of 1933-03-15, +12.80%

Five Worst Single Week Performances (in points)

Week of 2008-10-06, -1874.19 points
Week of 2001-09-10, -1370.04 points
Week of 2001-03-12, -821.21 points
Week of 2008-09-29, -817.75 points
Week of 2000-04-10, -805.71 points

Five Worst Single Week Performances (in %)

Week of 2008-10-06, -18.15%
Week of 1933-07-17, -15.55%
Week of 2001-09-10, -14.26%
Week of 1940-05-13, -14.21%
Week of 1929-11-04, -13.52%


Average Monthly Performance Since 1929

Return in January has been 1.07%
Return in February has been 0.11%
Return in March has been 0.41%
Return in April has been 1.45%
Return in May has been -0.27%
Return in June has been 0.51%
Return in July has been 1.48%
Return in August has been 0.62%
Return in September has been -1.27%
Return in October has been 0.12%
Return in November has been 0.85%
Return in December has been 1.47%

Highest Volume Day Ever:

2008-10-10, 11,456,230,400 shares traded

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Largest One-Day Swing (in points)

2008-10-10, 1215.42 points (difference between High and Low of day)


Landmarks

The DJIA first hit 1,000 points on 1966-01-18
The DJIA first hit 2,000 points on 1987-01-07
The DJIA first hit 3,000 points on 1990-07-13
The DJIA first hit 4,000 points on 1994-01-31
The DJIA first hit 5,000 points on 1995-11-16
The DJIA first hit 6,000 points on 1996-10-04
The DJIA first hit 7,000 points on 1997-02-13
The DJIA first hit 8,000 points on 1997-07-08
The DJIA first hit 9,000 points on 1998-04-02
The DJIA first hit 10,000 points on 1999-03-12
The DJIA first hit 11,000 points on 1999-04-28
The DJIA first hit 12,000 points on 2006-10-13
The DJIA first hit 13,000 points on 2007-04-20
The DJIA first hit 14,000 points on 2007-07-16