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 2018-11-28 2,743.84 +61.65 +2.30
8 2008-09-30 1,166.36 +59.97 +5.42
9 2018-10-16 2809.92 +59.13 +2.15
10 &2008-11-13 911.29 +58.99 +6.92
11 2018-11-07 2,813.89 +58.44 +2.12
12 &2009-03-23 822.92 +54.37 +7.07
13 &2008-03-18 1,330.74 +54.14 +4.24
14 &2011-08-09 1,172.53 +53.07 +4.74
15 &2011-08-11 1,172.64 +51.88 +4.63
16 &2008-11-24 851.81 +51.78 +6.47
17 &2011-11-30 1,246.96 +51.77 +4.33
18 &2000-12-05 1,376.54 +51.57 +3.89
19 &2008-09-18 1,206.51 +50.13 +4.33
20 &1998-09-08 1,023.46 +49.57 +5.09
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 2018-10-10 2,785.68 −94.66 −3.29
5 2018-12-04 2,700.06 −90.30 −3.24
6 &2008-10-15 907.84 −90.17 −9.04
7 2018-10-24 2,656.10 −84.59 −3.09
8 &2000-04-14 1,356.56 −83.95 −5.83
9 &2008-12-01 816.21 −80.03 −8.93
10 &2011-08-08 1,119.46 −79.91 −6.66
11 &2015-08-24 1,893.21 −77.68 −3.94
12 &2016-06-24 2,037.41 −75.92 −3.59
13 &2008-10-09 909.92 −75.02 −7.62
14 &1998-08-31 957.28 −69.86 −6.80
15 &2018-03-22 2,643.69 −68.24 −2.52
16 &2015-08-21 1,970.89 −64.85 −3.19
17 &1997-10-27 876.99 −64.65 −6.87
18 &2008-10-07 996.23 −60.66 −5.74
19 &2011-08-04 1,200.07 −60.27 −4.78
20 &2018-02-02 2,762.13 −59.85 −2.12

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 2018-10-29 2,641.25 2,706.85 2,603.54 103.31 −17.44
7 2008-09-29 1,106.42 1,209.07 1,106.42 102.65 −106.85
8 2010-05-06 1,128.15 1,167.58 1,065.79 101.79 −37.72
9 2000-04-14 1,356.56 1,440.51 1,339.40 101.11 −83.95
10 2015-08-24 1,893.21 1,965.15 1,867.01 98.14 −77.68
11 2008-10-10 899.22 936.36 839.80 96.56 −10.70
12 2008-10-09 909.92 1,005.25 909.19 96.06 −75.02
13 2008-10-28 940.51 940.51 845.27 95.24 +91.59
14 2008-11-13 911.29 913.01 818.69 94.32 +58.99
15 2008-10-13 1,003.35 1,006.93 912.75 94.18 +104.13
16 2008-10-15 907.84 994.60 903.99 90.61 −90.17
17 2008-10-06 1,056.89 1,097.56 1,007.97 89.59 −42.34
18 2018-04-02 2,581.88 2,638.30 2,553.80 84.50 −58.99
19 2008-10-16 946.43 947.71 865.83 81.88 +38.59
20 2015-08-25 1,867.61 1,948.04 1,867.08 80.96 −25.60

Largest daily percentage changes per year[edit]

Largest daily percentage gains per year
Year Date Close % Change Weekday
2018 2018-3-26 2658.55 +2.72 Monday
2017 2017-3-1 2395.96 +1.37 Wednesday
2016 2016-1-29 1940.24 +2.48 Friday
2015 2015-8-26 1940.51 +3.9 Wednesday
2014 2014-12-18 2061.23 +2.4 Thursday
2013 2013-1-2 1462.42 +2.54 Wednesday
2012 2012-6-29 1362.16 +2.49 Friday
2011 2011-8-9 1172.53 +4.74 Tuesday
2010 2010-5-10 1159.73 +4.4 Monday
2009 2009-3-23 822.92 +7.08 Monday
2008 2008-10-13 1003.35 +11.58 Monday
2007 2007-9-18 1519.78 +2.92 Tuesday
2006 2006-6-29 1272.87 +2.16 Thursday
2005 2005-4-21 1159.95 +1.97 Thursday
2004 2004-3-25 1109.19 +1.64 Thursday
2003 2003-3-17 862.79 +3.54 Monday
2002 2002-7-24 843.43 +5.73 Wednesday
2001 2001-1-3 1347.56 +5.01 Wednesday
2000 2000-3-16 1458.47 +4.76 Thursday
1999 1999-10-28 1342.44 +3.53 Thursday
1998 1998-9-8 1023.46 +5.09 Tuesday
1997 1997-10-28 921.85 +5.12 Tuesday
1996 1996-12-19 745.76 +1.94 Thursday
1995 1995-5-31 533.4 +1.88 Wednesday
1994 1994-4-5 448.29 +2.13 Tuesday
1993 1993-3-8 454.71 +1.93 Monday
1992 1992-4-9 400.64 +1.56 Thursday
1991 1991-1-17 327.97 +3.73 Thursday
1990 1990-8-27 321.44 +3.19 Monday
1989 1989-10-16 342.85 +2.76 Monday
1988 1988-1-4 255.94 +3.59 Monday
1987 1987-10-21 258.38 +9.10 Wednesday
1986 1986-3-11 231.69 +2.26 Tuesday
1985 1985-1-21 175.23 +2.28 Monday
1984 1984-8-3 162.35 +2.76 Friday
1983 1983-7-20 169.29 +2.71 Wednesday
1982 1982-8-17 109.04 +4.76 Tuesday
1981 1981-3-12 133.19 +2.49 Thursday
1980 1980-4-22 103.43 +3.64 Tuesday
1979 1979-9-20 110.51 +2.06 Thursday
1978 1978-11-1 96.85 +3.97 Wednesday
1977 1977-11-10 94.71 +1.86 Thursday
1976 1976-1-5 92.58 +1.85 Monday
1975 1975-1-27 75.37 +3.27 Monday
1974 1974-10-9 67.82 +4.6 Wednesday
1973 1973-12-26 95.74 +3.06 Wednesday
1972 1972-9-27 109.66 +1.42 Wednesday
1971 1971-8-16 98.76 +3.21 Monday
1970 1970-5-27 72.77 +5.02 Wednesday
1969 1969-7-31 91.83 +2.11 Thursday
1968 1968-4-1 92.48 +2.53 Monday
1967 1967-6-6 90.23 +2.04 Tuesday
1966 1966-10-12 77.04 +2.84 Wednesday
1965 1965-6-30 84.12 +2.07 Wednesday
1964 1964-5-1 80.17 +0.89 Friday
1963 1963-11-26 72.38 +3.98 Tuesday
1962 1962-5-29 58.08 +4.65 Tuesday
1961 1961-4-17 68.68 +3.48 Monday
1960 1960-4-6 56.51 +2.06 Wednesday
1959 1959-2-19 55.5 +2.21 Thursday
1958 1958-11-26 51.9 +1.72 Wednesday
1957 1957-10-23 40.73 +4.49 Wednesday
1956 1956-9-14 47.21 +2.43 Friday
1955 1955-7-6 43.18 +3.57 Wednesday
1954 1954-12-17 35.92 +2.83 Friday
1953 1953-9-22 23.2 +1.4 Tuesday
1952 1952-5-2 23.56 +1.68 Friday
1951 1951-7-5 21.64 +1.93 Thursday
1950 1950-12-18 19.85 +2.69 Monday
Largest daily percentage losses per year
Year Date Close % Change Weekday
2018 2018-2-5 2648.94 -4.1 Monday
2017 2017-5-17 2357.03 -1.82 Wednesday
2016 2016-6-24 2037.41 -3.59 Friday
2015 2015-8-24 1893.21 -3.94 Monday
2014 2014-2-3 1741.89 -2.28 Monday
2013 2013-6-20 1588.19 -2.5 Thursday
2012 2012-6-1 1278.04 -2.46 Friday
2011 2011-8-8 1119.46 -6.66 Monday
2010 2010-5-20 1071.59 -3.9 Thursday
2009 2009-1-20 805.22 -5.28 Tuesday
2008 2008-10-15 907.84 -9.03 Wednesday
2007 2007-2-27 1399.04 -3.47 Tuesday
2006 2006-1-20 1261.49 -1.83 Friday
2005 2005-4-15 1142.62 -1.67 Friday
2004 2004-8-5 1080.7 -1.63 Thursday
2003 2003-3-24 864.23 -3.52 Monday
2002 2002-9-3 878.02 -4.15 Tuesday
2001 2001-9-17 1038.77 -4.92 Monday
2000 2000-4-14 1356.56 -5.83 Friday
1999 1999-10-15 1247.41 -2.81 Friday
1998 1998-8-31 957.28 -6.8 Monday
1997 1997-10-27 876.99 -6.87 Monday
1996 1996-3-8 633.5 -3.08 Friday
1995 1995-12-18 606.81 -1.55 Monday
1994 1994-2-4 469.81 -2.27 Friday
1993 1993-2-16 433.91 -2.4 Tuesday
1992 1992-4-7 398.06 -1.86 Tuesday
1991 1991-11-15 382.62 -3.66 Friday
1990 1990-8-6 334.43 -3.02 Monday
1989 1989-10-13 333.65 -6.12 Friday
1988 1988-1-8 243.4 -6.77 Friday
1987 1987-10-19 224.84 -20.47 Monday
1986 1986-9-11 235.18 -4.81 Thursday
1985 1985-7-29 189.6 -1.46 Monday
1984 1984-2-8 155.85 -1.82 Wednesday
1983 1983-1-24 139.97 -2.7 Monday
1982 1982-10-25 133.32 -3.97 Monday
1981 1981-8-24 125.5 -2.89 Monday
1980 1980-3-17 102.26 -3.01 Monday
1979 1979-10-9 106.63 -2.96 Tuesday
1978 1978-10-31 93.15 -2.01 Tuesday
1977 1977-7-27 98.64 -1.63 Wednesday
1976 1976-5-24 99.44 -1.8 Monday
1975 1975-3-24 81.42 -2.36 Monday
1974 1974-11-18 69.27 -3.67 Monday
1973 1973-11-19 100.71 -3.05 Monday
1972 1972-5-9 104.74 -1.32 Tuesday
1971 1971-6-18 98.97 -1.52 Friday
1970 1970-5-25 70.25 -2.77 Monday
1969 1969-7-28 90.21 -2.01 Monday
1968 1968-3-14 88.32 -1.9 Thursday
1967 1967-10-31 93.3 -1.57 Tuesday
1966 1966-8-29 74.53 -2.46 Monday
1965 1965-6-2 87.09 -1.84 Wednesday
1964 1964-8-4 81.96 -1.25 Tuesday
1963 1963-11-22 69.61 -2.81 Friday
1962 1962-5-28 55.5 -6.68 Monday
1961 1961-4-18 66.2 -3.61 Tuesday
1960 1960-9-19 53.86 -2.27 Monday
1959 1959-8-10 58.62 -2.09 Monday
1958 1958-11-25 51.02 -1.94 Tuesday
1957 1957-10-21 39.15 -2.93 Monday
1956 1956-9-13 46.09 -2.04 Thursday
1955 1955-9-26 42.61 -6.62 Monday
1954 1954-6-8 28.34 -2.24 Tuesday
1953 1953-2-9 25.69 -3.09 Monday
1952 1952-10-15 24.06 -1.72 Wednesday
1951 1951-10-22 22.75 -2.44 Monday
1950 1950-6-26 18.11 -5.38 Monday

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.