The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 276.10 points, or 2.26%, to 11955.01 Monday on concerns about plans to repair Europe’s debt crisis. However, stocks finished the month up 1041.63 points, or 9.54%.
- Up 1041.63 points this month, or 9.54% at 11955.01
- This month’s gain snaps a string of five month losses.
- Largest monthly points gain in its history
- Largest monthly percentage gain since October 2002.
- Best October points performance in its history.
- Best October since 2002.
- All 30 components were up this month – the last time this occurred was in September 2010.
- The closing high this month was 12231.11 on 10/28/2011.
- The intraday high this month was 12284.31 on 10/27/2011.
- The closing low this month was 10655.30 on 10/03/2011.
- The intraday low this month was 10404.49 on 10/04/2011.
- Today: DJIA, down 276.10 points, or 2.26%.
- First drop in four trading days.
- Biggest one-day points loss since September 22, 2011.
- Biggest percentage drop since October 3, 2011.
- An intraday high of 12229.29 occurred today.
- An intraday low of 11954.41occurred today, representing a decrease of 276.70 points, or 2.26%.
- All 30 component stocks closed down today and have done so 13 times previously in 2011.
- Today's best five performing stocks in the index: CSCO (-0.23), KFT (-1.67), HD (-2.42), MSFT (-2.65), WMT (-3.25).
- Today's worst five performing stocks in the index: CVX (-34.74), XOM (-25.66), IBM (-21.34), CAT (-18.09), BA (-18.01).
- Down 2209.52 points, or 15.60% from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
- Up 7.46% from 52 weeks ago.
- Up 82.60% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
- Down 6.68% from its 2011 closing high of 12810.54 on April 29.
- Up 12.20% from its 2011 closing low of 10655.30 on October 3.
- Year-to-date: up 3.26%.
Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index (FORMERLY KNOWN AS DOW JONES WILSHIRE 5000)
- Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, 13005.63 (prelim)*, up 1329.13 points in October, or 11.38
- First monthly gain in six months.
- Biggest monthly points and percentage gain in available history (since January 1987).
- Today: Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index, down 328.62 points, or 2.46%, or approximately 384 billion in market capitalization.
- Biggest points and percentage drop since October 3, 2011.
- Down two consecutive trading days.
- Down 2739.76 points, or 17.40% (approximately $3.9 trillion in market cap), from its record close of 15745.39 on October 9, 2007.
- Up 91.26% (approximately $7.3 trillion in market cap), from the 12-½ year closing low of 6800.08 on March 9, 2009.
- Up 6.01% over the past 52 weeks.
- Down 9.10% from its 2011 closing high of 14308.37 on April 29.
- Up 15.10% from its 2011 closing low of 11299.07 on October 3.
- Year-to-date: down 0.96%, or approximately $221 billion in market cap.
*The index values for the Dow Jones U.S. Total Stock Market Index are in price return and float-adjusted. Full market capitalization will continue to be used in this factoid.
Data courtesy of Dow Jones Indexes
Register or login for access to this item and much more
All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.
Community members receive:
- All recent and archived articles
- Conference offers and updates
- A full menu of enewsletter options
- Web seminars, white papers, ebooks
Already have an account? Log In
Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access