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100 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart History (Updated )


Overview      Dow Jones Chart  1920 -1980         

Dow Jones Chart 1981-2000     

Dow Jones Chart 2011 to 2017    

Dow Jones History Chart from 1980 to 1990:

Dow Jones Industrial average chart has a one strong bull market from 1982 to 1987 and one crash in 1987.Dow jones also passed 2000 point and 2500point mark during this period. For the decade, the Dow jones gained   a 228%   from the 838 level to 2,753.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart 1981 to 1990

Data source:Yahoo Finance

Black Monday October 19, 1987:  Dow Jones fell 22.61 percent in October 1987.This is the largest one day down in Dow Jones history. The largest one-day percentage drop occurred on Black Monday; October 19, 1987, when the average fell 22.61%. Dow was down 508 points and market lost $500 billion in a single day.

Bull market from august 1982 to august 1987: Dow jones was up 250 percent from 1982 to 1987. Stock market moved from 777 points to its peak 2722 points. Total number of trading days is 1,274.

This bull market was fueled by merger, Leveraged buyout, hostile takeout and use of personal computer for the first time. Some companies grew at an exponential rate simply by acquiring other companies without considering the economic consequence of the acquisition.

Dow Jones index chart closed above 2000 points: January 1987, Dow Jones index hit 2000 points and closed in 2002 points, first closed above 2000 points.

Dow hit 2500 : July 1987 Dow Jones industrial average crossed the historical 2500 points and closed in 2511 points.


Dow Jones History Chart from 1991 to 2000: 

This is the decade of bull market in the Dow Jones industrial average history. Original bull market started in 1987 and ended at 2000 and still longest bull market in the Dow Jones history.
This   bull market is also known as dot com bubble because of internet technology Company’s incredible growth. Dow Jones chart crossed 5000 points, 10000 points and 11000 points mark during this time.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Chart 1991 to 2000

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Dow Gained 386 percent: Dow jones index moved from bottom of 2470.30 points to 11722 points from January 1991 to January 2000 and index gained 386 percent during this time.

Dow reached 3000 level: April 17 1991, Dow jones industrial first closed above 3000 points.

Dow crossed 5000 level:  November 21, 1995, the Dow jones closed above the 5,000 level (5,023.55) for the first time

9th largest points drop:   Dow lost 554.26 points or 7.18 percentage point in October 1997. This is 9th largest point drop in Dow jones history.

Dow crossed 10000 level:  March 29, 1999, the Dow Jones industrial average crossed  the 10,000 mark (10,006.78)

5th largest points gain: On March 2000, Dow jones gained 499 points or 4.93 percentage points in a single day. This is 5th largest point gain in Dow jones history

Dow crossed 11000 level:  May 3, 1999, the Dow Jones crossed above the 11,000 mark

7th largest points drop: On April 2000, Dow   was dropped 617.77 points, 5.66 percentage point. This was the 7th largest point drop in Dow Jones history and Dow lost 7.18 percentage point.


Dow Jones Chart History from 2001 to 2010:

This 10 years Dow Jones industrial average chart are characterized by great recession of 2008-09 and bull market of 2003-2007. During this decade Dow Jones index experienced maximum one day point gain and losing days.

Among the top 10 one day point gain in Dow Jones history, Dow has 4 one day point gain during this decade. However,  Dow Jones also has 4  one day  losing days among the largest 10 one day point  losing days in  djia chart. Return from Dow Jones investment on average was 2.27 %.


Dow Jones Industrial AverageChart 2001 -2010

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Bull market of 2003-2007:

During this 5 years, Dow grew at 10.11% rate that is 2.25 % more than the average return of Dow Jones. This bull market started on March 2003 and topped October 2007. Low and high of points of this bull market are 7524 and 14164. Some major events of this bull markets are:

Dow Jones index chart peaks at 14164 point:

Dow Jones chart  reached its peak point 14164 on October 9.2007. Dow gained 3000 points from early 2006 to late 2007.

Possible reason for Dow Jones big moved up are takeover, mergers, good earing reports, tech sector strong  earnings, housing market big move , speculation Federal Reserve interest  Rate will remain low.

Dow Jones chart largest one day point gain (936 points):

On Octobe.r 13, 2008 Dow Jones industrial average chart gained 936 points. Dow moved up from 8451.19 points to 9387.61 points this day.

This is largest one day point gains for Dow Jones index. The point gain was 11.08 %, the best percentage gain since 1932 and  the fifth best percentage change in Dow Jones history.

Dow Jones industrial average chart 12000 point:

October 19 2006, Dow jones chart closed above 12000 points. Index has raised 65 percent in the last 4 years.

Dow 13000 point:

On April 25, 2007: Dow closed above the 13000 points. This is the first time Dow Jones chart crossed that points.

 Dow 2nd largest one day gain (889 point):

On October 28, 2008, DJIA Chart gained 889 point or 10.88 percentage on that day. This is the second largest point gain in Dow Jones history.

Dow 14000 point:

On July 19, 2007 Dow jones industrial average chart crossed 14000 points. Dow raised 1000 points less than 3 month time period.

Great recession of 2008-09:

Dow Jones index chart lost 54 % of its total value from 2007 peak to 2009 bottom. Dow lost 34 % of its value in 2008 only. This is the second largest yearly value lose in Dow Jones index and largest yearly loss after 1931.


September, 2001:

Dow jones industrial average chart lost 684.81 points or 7 .1 percent in September 17, 2001. This is the third largest one day point drop in Dow Jones history. This was the first trading day after September 11 2001 attack which is known as 9/11. Index lost 14.3 % in one week because of that event.

Dow Jones largest one day point loss (777 point):

Dow Jones industrial average lost 777 points in September 29, 2009.  Dow jones index came down from 11143 to 10365 points that day. This is the largest point loss in a single day in stock market history.

Dow jones chart lost its 6.98 % value that day.  Dow Jones index plunged  as a $700 billion financial rescue plan  was rejected by US House of Representatives.

Dow Jones 2nd largest one day point loss (733 points):

Dow jones index suffered its 2nd largest one day point loss in October 15 2008 and lost 733 points in a single day.  Index lost 2254 points or 21 % of its value   just 15 day from October 1 to October 10.


Dow Jones index chart  Bottom point:

On March 9, 2009 Dow Jones index chart closed at a 6,547.05 (a new twelve-year low) and Index had lost 20% of its value in only six weeks. Investors were scared and tried to get out of the market.

As a result , we see  huge volume in the monthly Dow Jones chart because of large  selling and buying  in the market. Volume on   Dow Jones industrial  chart was extremely high from September 2008 to march 2009.

In march 2009, Dow Jones monthly Volume was over 10 billion. This is also the largest volume in single month in Dow Jones history.

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