What was the largest gain in the Dow Jones industrial average?
Not long after
the largest 1 day point drop on the DJIA it registered it's largest ever 1
day point gain.
On October 13, 2008, just
over 2 weeks after the major meltdown on September 29,2008, the DOW fired up
936.42 points or 11.08%.
The Dow opened at 8,462.42, peaked at 9427.99 and
closed at 9387.61.
Just over 2 weeks later, on October 28, 2008, later
the DJIA screamed up in the closing minutes, finishing up 889.35 points.
The largest point gain prior to 2008 was a measly 499.19
which occurred on March 16, 2000.
On March 15, 1933 the DOW experience it's largest 1
day percentage gain when it went up 15.34%.
October 13, 2008
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