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Dow’s Biggest Daily Point Losses

April 14, 2000

The Dow Jones industrial average recorded its largest-ever point loss ever on Friday, but it was not among the largest percentage declines ever.

The worst days for the Dow, in terms of points lost, including the percentage change in value:

April 14, 2000 _ 617.78, to 10,305.77, 5.66 percent

Oct. 27, 1997 _ 554.26 to 7,161.15, 7.18 percent

Aug. 31, 1998 _ 512.61 to 7,539.07, 6.37 percent

Oct. 19, 1987 _ 508.00 to 1,738.74, 22.60 percent

March 7, 2000 _ 374.47 to 9,796.03, 3.68 percent

Jan. 4, 2000 _ 359.58 to 10,997.93, 3.17 percent

Aug. 27, 1998 _ 357.36 to 8,165.99, 4.19 percent

Aug. 4, 1998 _ 299.43 to 8,487.31, 3.41 percent

Feb. 18, 2000 _ 295.05 to 10,219.52, 2.81 percent

Jan. 28, 2000 _ 289.15 to 10,738.87, 2.62 percent

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