List of largest daily changes in the S&P 500 Index

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This is a list of the largest daily changes in the S&P 500.

Largest closing point changes[edit]

The two tables below show the largest one-day changes between a given day's close and the close of the previous trading day in terms of points.[1]

Largest daily point gains[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 &2008-10-13 1,003.35 +104.14 +11.58
2 &2008-10-28 940.51 +91.59 +10.79
3 &2015-08-26 1,940.51 +72.90 +3.90
4 &2018-03-26 2,658.55 +70.29 +2.72
5 &2000-03-16 1,458.47 +66.32 +4.76
6 &2001-01-03 1,347.56 +64.29 +5.01
7 &2008-09-30 1,166.36 +59.97 +5.42
8 &2008-11-13 911.29 +58.99 +6.92
9 &2009-03-23 822.92 +54.37 +7.07
10 &2008-03-18 1,330.74 +54.14 +4.24
11 &2011-08-09 1,172.53 +53.07 +4.74
12 &2011-08-11 1,172.64 +51.88 +4.63
13 &2008-11-24 851.81 +51.78 +6.47
14 &2011-11-30 1,246.96 +51.77 +4.33
15 &2000-12-05 1,376.54 +51.57 +3.89
16 &2008-09-18 1,206.51 +50.13 +4.33
17 &1998-09-08 1,023.46 +49.57 +5.09
18 &2010-05-10 1,159.73 +48.84 +4.40
19 &2008-09-19 1,255.08 +48.56 +4.02
20 &2014-12-18 2,061.23 +48.34 +2.40
Largest daily point losses[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 &2018-02-05 2,648.94 −113.19 −4.10
2 &2008-09-29 1,106.39 −106.62 −8.79
3 &2018-02-08 2,581.00 −100.66 −3.75
4 &2008-10-15 907.84 −90.17 −9.04
5 &2000-04-14 1,356.56 −83.95 −5.83
6 &2008-12-01 816.21 −80.03 −8.93
7 &2011-08-08 1,119.46 −79.91 −6.66
8 &2015-08-24 1,893.21 −77.68 −3.94
9 &2016-06-24 2,037.41 −75.92 −3.59
10 &2008-10-09 909.92 −75.02 −7.62
11 &1998-08-31 957.28 −69.86 −6.80
12 &2018-03-22 2,643.69 −68.24 −2.52
13 &2015-08-21 1,970.89 −64.85 −3.19
14 &1997-10-27 876.99 −64.65 −6.87
15 &2008-10-07 996.23 −60.66 −5.74
16 &2011-08-04 1,200.07 −60.27 −4.78
17 &2018-02-02 2,762.13 −59.85 −2.12
18 &2008-09-15 1,192.70 −59.00 −4.71
19 &2018-04-02 2,581.88 −58.99 −2.23
20 &2018-04-06 2,604.47 −58.37 −2.19

Largest percentage changes[edit]

While the S&P 500 was first introduced in 1923, it wasn't until 1957 when the stock market index was formally recognized, thus some of the following records may not be known by sources.[3]

Largest daily percentage gains[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 &1933-03-15 6.81 +0.97 +16.61
2 &1929-10-30 22.99 +2.56 +12.53
3 &1931-10-06 9.91 +1.09 +12.36
4 &1932-09-21 8.52 +0.90 +11.81
5 &2008-10-13 1,003.35 +104.14 +11.58
6 &2008-10-28 940.51 +91.59 +10.79
7 &1939-09-05 12.64 +1.11 +9.63
8 &1933-04-20 7.82 +0.68 +9.52
9 &1987-10-21 258.38 +21.55 +9.10
10 &1929-11-14 19.24 +1.58 +8.95
11 &1932-08-03 6.39 +0.52 +8.86
12 &1931-10-08 10.62 +0.84 +8.59
13 &1932-02-13 8.80 +0.68 +8.37
14 &1931-12-18 8.36 +0.64 +8.29
15 &1932-02-11 8.12 +0.62 +8.27
16 &1933-07-24 10.50 +0.79 +8.14
17 &1932-06-10 4.92 +0.35 +7.66
18 (tie) &1931-06-03 13.12 +0.92 +7.54
18 (tie) &1948-05-15 16.55 +1.16 +7.54
20 &1932-11-10 7.44 +0.52 +7.52
Largest daily percentage losses[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 &1987-10-19 224.84 −57.86 −20.47
2 &1929-10-28 22.74 −3.20 −12.34
3 &1929-10-29 20.43 −2.31 −10.16
4 &1929-11-06 20.61 −2.27 −9.92
5 &1937-10-18 10.76 −1.10 −9.27
6 &2008-10-15 907.84 −90.17 −9.04
7 &2008-12-01 816.21 −80.03 −8.93
8 &1933-07-20 10.57 −1.03 −8.88
9 &2008-09-29 1,106.39 −106.62 −8.79
10 &1933-07-21 9.65 −0.92 −8.70
11 &1987-10-26 227.67 −20.55 −8.28
12 &1932-10-05 7.39 −0.66 −8.20
13 &1932-08-12 7.00 −0.61 −8.02
14 &1932-05-31 4.47 −0.38 −7.84
15 &1934-07-26 8.36 −0.71 −7.83
16 &2008-10-09 909.92 −75.02 −7.62
17 &1940-05-14 10.28 −0.83 −7.47
18 &1931-09-24 10.68 −0.84 −7.29
19 &1932-09-12 8.15 −0.63 −7.18
20 &1933-06-15 9.74 −0.73 −6.97

Largest intraday point swings[edit]

This table shows the largest intraday point swings since 1967.

Rank Date Close Day High Day Low Point Swing Net Change
1 2018-02-05 2,648.94 2,763.39 2,638.17 125.22 −113.19
2 2000-04-04 1,494.73 1,526.45 1,416.41 110.04 −11.24
3 2018-02-06 2,695.14 2,701.04 2,593.07 107.97 +46.20
4 2018-02-09 2,619.55 2,638.67 2,532.69 105.98 +38.55
5 2018-02-08 2,581.00 2,685.27 2,580.56 104.71 −100.66
6 2008-09-29 1,106.42 1,209.07 1,106.42 102.65 −106.85
7 2010-05-06 1,128.15 1,167.58 1,065.79 101.79 −37.72
8 2000-04-14 1,356.56 1,440.51 1,339.40 101.11 −83.95
9 2015-08-24 1,893.21 1,965.15 1,867.01 98.14 −77.68
10 2008-10-10 899.22 936.36 839.80 96.56 −10.70
11 2008-10-09 909.92 1,005.25 909.19 96.06 −75.02
12 2008-10-28 940.51 940.51 845.27 95.24 +91.59
13 2008-11-13 911.29 913.01 818.69 94.32 +58.99
14 2008-10-13 1,003.35 1,006.93 912.75 94.18 +104.13
15 2008-10-15 907.84 994.60 903.99 90.61 −90.17
16 2008-10-06 1,056.89 1,097.56 1,007.97 89.59 −42.34
17 2018-04-02 2,581.88 2,638.30 2,553.80 84.50 −58.99
18 2008-10-16 946.43 947.71 865.83 81.88 +38.59
19 2015-08-25 1,867.61 1,948.04 1,867.08 80.96 −25.60
20 2011-08-08 1,119.46 1,198.48 1,119.28 79.20 −79.92

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S&P 500 Index Historical Prices
  2. ^ a b c d "Sizzlers and Fizzlers". us.spindices.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16. 
  3. ^ "The Dow and the S&P 500: Where It All Began". us.spindices.com. Retrieved 2018-03-16.