What is the largest daily point loss of the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  • 588.47
  • 684.81
  • 777.68 correct

    On Monday, September 29, 2008 stocks skidded with the Dow slumping 777.68 points, in the biggest single-day point loss ever, after the House rejected the government's $700 billion bank bailout plan surpassing the 684.81 loss on Sept. 17, 2001 - the first trading day after the September 11 attacks. However the 7% decline does not rank among the top 10 percentage declines. The largest percentage decline of 22.61% occurred on October 19, 1987 and is commonly referred to as Black Monday.

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