Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Hechos

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock index comprised of 30 “blue-chipUS stocks. It is meant to be a way to measure the strength or weakness of the entire US stock market.
The Dow began in 1896 con 12 industrial stocks.
    Dow Jones & Co was founded by journalists Charles Dow and Edward Jones.

    Registros

    Record high closenoviembre 16, 2020, the Dow closes at 29,950.44 puntos.
    Biggest one-day point gainmarzo 24, 2020, the Dow gains 2,112.98 puntos.
    Biggest one-day percentage gainmarzo 15, 1933, the Dow closes up 15.34%.
    Biggest one-day point lossmarzo 16, 2020, the Dow closes down 2,997.1 puntos.
    Biggest one-day percentage lossOctober 19, 1987, the Dow closes down 22.61%.

    Timeline

    1882 – Dow, Jones & Co. is created.
    1884 – Charles Dow creates the Dow Averages, the precursor to the DJIA.
    Mayo 26, 1896 – The first index, made up of 12 industrial companies, is published and the Dow opens at 40.94 puntos.
    January 12, 1906 – The Dow closes at 100.25, the first close above 100.
    October 24, 1929 – The Stock Market crash of 1929 begins which leads to the Great Depression of the 1930s. It takes 25 years for the Dow to regain its September 1929 high of 381 puntos.
    1930 – Dow Jones becomes incorporated and the comma in the name is dropped.
    marzo 12, 1956 – The Dow closes at 500.24, the first close above 500.
    noviembre 14, 1972 – The Dow closes at 1,003.16, the first close above 1,000.
    October 19, 1987 – The Dow closes down 508 puntos, at the time the biggest one-day drop ever in the Dow’s history.
    noviembre 21, 1995 – The Dow closes at 5,023.55, the first close above 5,000.
    marzo 29, 1999 – The Dow closes at 10,006,78, the first close above 10,000.
    septiembre 17, 2001 – Stock markets reopen after the 9/11 terror attacks.
    septiembre 21, 2001 – After the first full week of trading post 9/11, the Dow falls more than 1,300 puntos, or about 14%.
    October 19, 2006 – The Dow closes at 12,011.73, the first close above 12,000.
    abril 25, 2007 – The Dow closes at 13,089.89, the first close above 13,000.
    July 19, 2007 – The Dow closes at 14,000.41, the first close above 14,000.
    septiembre 29, 2008 – Worst single-day point drop in history at the time, plunging 777.68 puntos – the same day the US House rejects the $ 700 billion financial bailout package.
    October 6-10, 2008 – Worst weekly point and percentage decline finishing at 8,451.19, or down 1,874.19 puntos y 18.15% for the week.
    febrero 21, 2012 – The Dow crosses the 13,000 level for the first time since May of 2008.
    febrero 1, 2013 – The Dow closes above 14,000 for the first time since October of 2007.
    Mayo 7, 2013 – The Dow closes above 15,000 for the first time.
    noviembre 21, 2013 – The Dow closes above 16,000 for the first time, a 16,009.99.
    July 3, 2014 – The Dow closes at 17,068.26, the first close above 17,000.
    diciembre 23, 2014 – The Dow closes at 18,024.17, the first close above 18,000.
    August 26, 2015 – The Dow closes with a 619-point gain, the biggest daily point gain since 2008.
    January 7, 2016 – The Dow drops 5% in its first four days of the year, la worst four-day percentage loss to start a year on record.
    noviembre 22, 2016 – The Dow closes at 19,023.87, the first close above 19,000.
    January 25, 2017 – The Dow hits the 20,000 milestone for the first time in history.
    marzo 1, 2017 – The Dow closes at 21,115.55, the first close over 21,000 in history.
    August 2, 2017 – The Dow closes above 22,000 for the first time, a 22,016.24.
    October 18, 2017 – The Dow closes above 23,000 for the first time, a 23,157.60.
    noviembre 30, 2017 – The Dow closes above 24,000 for the first time, a 24,272.35.
    January 4, 2018 – The Dow closes at 25,075.13, the first close above 25,000.
    January 17, 2018 – The Dow closes at 26,115.65, the first time it has closed above 26,000.
    July 11, 2019 – The Dow closes at 27,088.08, the first time it has closed above 27,000.
    noviembre 15, 2019 – The Dow closes above 28,000 for the first time, a 28,004.89.
    January 15, 2020 – The Dow closes above 29,000 for the first time, a 29,030.22.
      marzo 16, 2020 – The Dow records its worst one-day point drop in history, 2,997.1 puntos, and its worst performance on a percentage basis since October 19, 1987, también conocido como “Black Monday.
      marzo 24, 2020 – The Dow closes with a 2,112.98-point gain, to become the biggest one-day point gain in history.

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