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 from 1923. Compare to the list of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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.[1]

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 2020-03-24 2,447.33 +209.93 +9.38
10 2020-03-13 2,711.02 +230.38 +9.29
11 1987-10-21 258.38 +21.55 +9.10
12 1929-11-14 19.24 +1.58 +8.95
13 1932-08-03 6.39 +0.52 +8.86
14 1931-10-08 10.62 +0.84 +8.59
15 1932-02-13 8.80 +0.68 +8.37
16 1931-12-18 8.36 +0.64 +8.29
17 1932-02-11 8.12 +0.62 +8.27
18 1933-07-24 10.50 +0.79 +8.14
19 1932-06-10 4.92 +0.35 +7.66
20 (tie) 1931-06-03 13.12 +0.92 +7.54
20 (tie) 1948-05-15 16.55 +1.16 +7.54
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 2020-03-16 2,386.13 −324.89 −11.98
4 1929-10-29 20.43 −2.31 −10.16
5 1929-11-06 20.61 −2.27 −9.92
6 2020-03-12 2,480.64 −260.74 −9.51
7 1937-10-18 10.76 −1.10 −9.27
8 2008-10-15 907.84 −90.17 −9.04
9 2008-12-01 816.21 −80.03 −8.93
10 1933-07-20 10.57 −1.03 −8.88
11 2008-09-29 1,106.39 −106.62 −8.79
12 1933-07-21 9.65 −0.92 −8.70
13 1987-10-26 227.67 −20.55 −8.28
14 1932-10-05 7.39 −0.66 −8.20
15 1932-08-12 7.00 −0.61 −8.02
16 1932-05-31 4.47 −0.38 −7.84
17 1934-07-26 8.36 −0.71 −7.83
18 2008-10-09 909.92 −75.02 −7.62
19 2020-03-09 2,746.56 −225.81 −7.60
20 1940-05-14 10.28 −0.83 −7.47

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.[3]

Largest daily point gains[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 2020-03-13 2,711.02 +230.38 +9.29
2 2020-03-24 2,447.33 +209.93 +9.38
3 2020-04-06 2,663.68 +175.03 +7.03
4 2020-03-26 2,630.07 +154.51 +6.24
5 2020-03-17 2,529.19 +143.06 +6.00
6 2020-03-02 3,090.23 +136.01 +4.60
7 2020-03-10 2,882.23 +135.67 +4.94
8 2020-03-04 3,130.12 +126.75 +4.22
9 2018-12-26 2,467.70 +116.60 +4.96
10 2008-10-13 1,003.35 +104.14 +11.58
11 2008-10-28 940.51 +91.59 +10.79
12 2020-04-08 2,749.98 +90.57 +3.41
13 2020-05-18 2,953.91 +90.21 +3.15
14 2020-03-30 2,626.65 +85.18 +3.35
15 2020-04-14 2,846.06 +84.43 +3.06
16 2019-01-04 2,531.94 +84.05 +3.43
17 2020-04-29 2,939.51 +76.11 +2.66
18 2020-04-17 2,874.56 +75.01 +2.68
19 2015-08-26 1,940.51 +72.90 +3.90
20 2018-03-26 2,658.55 +70.29 +2.72
Largest daily point losses[2]
Rank         Date     Close Net Change % Change
1 2020-03-16 2,386.13 −324.89 −11.98
2 2020-03-12 2,480.64 −260.74 −9.51
3 2020-03-09 2,746.56 −225.81 −7.60
4 2020-06-11 3,002.10 −188.04 −5.89
5 2020-03-11 2,741.38 −140.85 −4.89
6 2020-02-27 2,978.76 −137.63 −4.42
7 2020-03-18 2,398.10 −131.09 −5.18
8 2020-09-03 3,455.06 −125.78 −3.5
9 2020-10-28 3,271.03 −119.65 −3.53
10 2020-02-24 3,225.89 −111.86 −3.35
11 2018-02-05 2,648.94 −113.19 −4.10
12 2008-09-29 1,106.39 −106.62 −8.79
13 2020-03-05 3,023.94 −106.18 −3.39
14 2020-03-20 2,304.92 −104.47 −4.34
15 2018-02-08 2,581.00 −100.66 −3.75
16 2021-01-27 3,750.77 −98.85 −2.57
17 2020-02-25 3,128.21 −97.68 −3.03
18 2021-02-25 3,829.34 −96.09 −2.45
19 2018-10-10 2,785.68 −94.66 −3.29
20 2018-12-04 2,700.06 −90.30 −3.24

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 2020-03-13 2,711.02 2,711.33 2,492.37 218.96 +230.38
2 2020-03-17 2,529.19 2,553.93 2,367.04 186.89 +143.06
3 2020-03-12 2,480.64 2,660.95 2,478.86 182.09 −260.74
4 2020-03-16 2,386.13 2,562.98 2,380.94 182.04 −324.89
5 2020-03-18 2,398.10 2,453.57 2,280.52 173.05 −131.09
6 2020-03-25 2,475.56 2,571.42 2,407.53 163.89 +28.23
7 2020-03-03 3,003.37 3,136.72 2,976.63 160.09 −86.86
8 2020-03-20 2,304.92 2,453.01 2,295.56 157.45 −104.34
9 2020-03-10 2,882.23 2,882.59 2,734.00 148.59 +135.67
10 2020-03-19 2,409.39 2,466.97 2,319.78 147.19 +11.29
11 2020-03-02 3,090.23 3,090.96 2,945.19 145.77 +136.01
12 2020-03-26 2,630.07 2,637.01 2,500.72 136.29 +154.51
13 2020-03-09 2,746.56 2,863.89 2,734.43 129.46 −225.81
14 2020-02-25 3,128.21 3,246.99 3,118.77 128.22 −97.68
15 2018-02-05 2,648.94 2,763.39 2,638.17 125.22 −113.19
16 2020-06-11 3,002.10 3,123.53 2,999.49 124.04 −188.04
17 2020-02-27 2,978.76 3,097.07 2,977.39 119.68 −137.63
18 2020-03-11 2,741.38 2,825.60 2,707.22 118.38 −140.85
19 2000-04-04 1,494.73 1,526.45 1,416.41 110.04 −11.24
20 2020-03-23 2,237.40 2,300.73 2,191.86 108.87 −67.52

Largest daily percentage changes each year[edit]

Largest daily percentage gains each year
Year Date Close % Change Weekday
2021* 2021-02-01 3,773.86 +1.61 Monday
2020 2020-03-24 2,447.33 +9.38 Tuesday
2019 2019-01-04 2,531.94 +3.43 Friday
2018 2018-12-26 2,467.70 +4.96 Wednesday
2017 2017-03-01 2,395.96 +1.37 Wednesday
2016 2016-01-29 1,940.24 +2.48 Friday
2015 2015-08-26 1,940.51 +3.90 Wednesday
2014 2014-12-18 2,061.23 +2.40 Thursday
2013 2013-01-02 1,462.42 +2.54 Wednesday
2012 2012-06-29 1,362.16 +2.49 Friday
2011 2011-08-09 1,172.53 +4.74 Tuesday
2010 2010-05-10 1,159.73 +4.40 Monday
2009 2009-03-23 822.92 +7.08 Monday
2008 2008-10-13 1,003.35 +11.58 Monday
2007 2007-09-18 1,519.78 +2.92 Tuesday
2006 2006-06-29 1,272.87 +2.16 Thursday
2005 2005-04-21 1,159.95 +1.97 Thursday
2004 2004-03-25 1,109.19 +1.64 Thursday
2003 2003-03-17 862.79 +3.54 Monday
2002 2002-07-24 843.43 +5.73 Wednesday
2001 2001-01-03 1,347.56 +5.01 Wednesday
2000 2000-03-16 1,458.47 +4.76 Thursday
1999 1999-10-28 1,342.44 +3.53 Thursday
1998 1998-09-08 1,023.46 +5.09 Tuesday
1997 1997-10-28 921.85 +5.12 Tuesday
1996 1996-12-19 745.76 +1.94 Thursday
1995 1995-05-31 533.40 +1.88 Wednesday
1994 1994-04-05 448.29 +2.13 Tuesday
1993 1993-03-08 454.71 +1.93 Monday
1992 1992-04-09 400.64 +1.56 Thursday
1991 1991-01-17 327.97 +3.73 Thursday
1990 1990-08-27 321.44 +3.19 Monday
1989 1989-10-16 342.85 +2.76 Monday
1988 1988-01-04 255.94 +3.59 Monday
1987 1987-10-21 258.38 +9.10 Wednesday
1986 1986-03-11 231.69 +2.26 Tuesday
1985 1985-01-21 175.23 +2.28 Monday
1984 1984-08-03 162.35 +2.76 Friday
1983 1983-07-20 169.29 +2.71 Wednesday
1982 1982-08-17 109.04 +4.76 Tuesday
1981 1981-03-12 133.19 +2.49 Thursday
1980 1980-04-22 103.43 +3.64 Tuesday
1979 1979-09-20 110.51 +2.06 Thursday
1978 1978-11-01 96.85 +3.97 Wednesday
1977 1977-11-10 94.71 +1.86 Thursday
1976 1976-01-05 92.58 +1.85 Monday
1975 1975-01-27 75.37 +3.27 Monday
1974 1974-10-09 67.82 +4.60 Wednesday
1973 1973-12-26 95.74 +3.06 Wednesday
1972 1972-09-27 109.66 +1.42 Wednesday
1971 1971-08-16 98.76 +3.21 Monday
1970 1970-05-27 72.77 +5.02 Wednesday
1969 1969-07-31 91.83 +2.11 Thursday
1968 1968-04-01 92.48 +2.53 Monday
1967 1967-06-06 90.23 +2.04 Tuesday
1966 1966-10-12 77.04 +2.84 Wednesday
1965 1965-06-30 84.12 +2.07 Wednesday
1964 1964-05-01 80.17 +0.89 Friday
1963 1963-11-26 72.38 +3.98 Tuesday
1962 1962-05-29 58.08 +4.65 Tuesday
1961 1961-04-17 68.68 +3.48 Monday
1960 1960-04-06 56.51 +2.06 Wednesday
1959 1959-02-19 55.50 +2.21 Thursday
1958 1958-11-26 51.90 +1.72 Wednesday
1957 1957-10-23 40.73 +4.49 Wednesday
1956 1956-09-14 47.21 +2.43 Friday
1955 1955-07-06 43.18 +3.57 Wednesday
1954 1954-12-17 35.92 +2.83 Friday
1953 1953-09-22 23.20 +1.40 Tuesday
1952 1952-05-02 23.56 +1.68 Friday
1951 1951-07-05 21.64 +1.93 Thursday
1950 1950-12-18 19.85 +2.69 Monday
Largest daily percentage losses each year
Year Date Close % Change Weekday
2020* 2020-03-16 2,386.13 −11.98 Monday
2019 2019-08-05 2,844.74 −2.98 Monday
2018 2018-02-05 2,648.94 −4.10 Monday
2017 2017-05-17 2,357.03 −1.82 Wednesday
2016 2016-06-24 2,037.41 −3.59 Friday
2015 2015-08-24 1,893.21 −3.94 Monday
2014 2014-02-03 1,741.89 −2.28 Monday
2013 2013-06-20 1,588.19 −2.50 Thursday
2012 2012-06-01 1,278.04 −2.46 Friday
2011 2011-08-08 1,119.46 −6.66 Monday
2010 2010-05-20 1,071.59 −3.90 Thursday
2009 2009-01-20 805.22 −5.28 Tuesday
2008 2008-10-15 907.84 −9.03 Wednesday
2007 2007-02-27 1,399.04 −3.47 Tuesday
2006 2006-01-20 1,261.49 −1.83 Friday
2005 2005-04-15 1,142.62 −1.67 Friday
2004 2004-08-05 1,080.70 −1.63 Thursday
2003 2003-03-24 864.23 −3.52 Monday
2002 2002-09-03 878.02 −4.15 Tuesday
2001 2001-09-17 1,038.77 −4.92 Monday
2000 2000-04-14 1,356.56 -5.83 Friday
1999 1999-10-15 1,247.41 −2.81 Friday
1998 1998-08-31 957.28 −6.80 Monday
1997 1997-10-27 876.99 −6.87 Monday
1996 1996-03-08 633.50 −3.08 Friday
1995 1995-12-18 606.81 −1.55 Monday
1994 1994-02-04 469.81 −2.27 Friday
1993 1993-02-16 433.91 −2.40 Tuesday
1992 1992-04-07 398.06 −1.86 Tuesday
1991 1991-11-15 382.62 −3.66 Friday
1990 1990-08-06 334.43 −3.02 Monday
1989 1989-10-13 333.65 −6.12 Friday
1988 1988-01-08 243.40 −6.77 Friday
1987 1987-10-19 224.84 −20.47 Monday
1986 1986-09-11 235.18 −4.81 Thursday
1985 1985-07-29 189.60 −1.46 Monday
1984 1984-02-08 155.85 −1.82 Wednesday
1983 1983-01-24 139.97 −2.70 Monday
1982 1982-10-25 133.32 −3.97 Monday
1981 1981-08-24 125.50 −2.89 Monday
1980 1980-03-17 102.26 −3.01 Monday
1979 1979-10-09 106.63 −2.96 Tuesday
1978 1978-10-31 93.15 −2.01 Tuesday
1977 1977-07-27 98.64 −1.63 Wednesday
1976 1976-05-24 99.44 −1.80 Monday
1975 1975-03-24 81.42 −2.36 Monday
1974 1974-11-18 69.27 −3.67 Monday
1973 1973-11-19 100.71 −3.05 Monday
1972 1972-05-09 104.74 −1.32 Tuesday
1971 1971-06-18 98.97 −1.52 Friday
1970 1970-05-25 70.25 −2.77 Monday
1969 1969-07-28 90.21 −2.01 Monday
1968 1968-03-14 88.32 −1.90 Thursday
1967 1967-10-31 93.30 −1.57 Tuesday
1966 1966-08-29 74.53 −2.46 Monday
1965 1965-06-02 87.09 −1.84 Wednesday
1964 1964-08-04 81.96 −1.25 Tuesday
1963 1963-11-22 69.61 −2.81 Friday
1962 1962-05-28 55.50 −6.68 Monday
1961 1961-04-18 66.20 −3.61 Tuesday
1960 1960-09-19 53.86 −2.27 Monday
1959 1959-08-10 58.62 −2.09 Monday
1958 1958-11-25 51.02 −1.94 Tuesday
1957 1957-10-21 39.15 −2.93 Monday
1956 1956-09-13 46.09 −2.04 Thursday
1955 1955-09-26 42.61 −6.62 Monday
1954 1954-06-08 28.34 −2.24 Tuesday
1953 1953-02-09 25.69 −3.09 Monday
1952 1952-10-15 24.06 −1.72 Wednesday
1951 1951-10-22 22.75 −2.44 Monday
1950 1950-06-26 18.11 −5.38 Monday

* Year has not yet ended.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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