15 Largest Point Gains in DJIA History

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The Dow surged more than 490 points Wednesday as traders reacted to a move by global central banks to ease strained money markets, and a slew of strong economic data. Wednesday's buying frenzy marked the 7th-largest point gain in Dow history. Here are the top 15.

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15 Largest Dow Jones Industrial Average Points Gain

Trade Date Close Net Change Percentage Change
10-13-2008 9,387.61 936.42 11.08%
10-28-2008 9,065.12 889.35 10.88%
11-13-2008 8,835.25 552.60 6.67%
03-16-2000 10,630.61 499.19 4.93%
03-23-2009 7,775.86 497.48 6.84%
11-21-2008 8,046.42 494.14 6.54%
11-30-2011 12,048.68 490.05 4.24%
07-24-2002 8,191.29 488.95 6.35%
09-30-2008 10,850.66 485.21 4.68%
07-29-2002 8,711.88 447.48 5.41%
08-09-2011 11,239.77 429.92 3.98%
08-11-2011 11,143.31 423.37 3.95%
03-18-2008 12,392.66 420.40 3.51%
03-11-2008 12,156.81 416.66 3.55%
10-20-2008 9,265.43 413.21 4.67%

 

 

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