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Notable Market Drops


  • Black Monday — October 19, 1987 — The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.61%.
  • Early 1990s recession — Iraq invaded Kuwait in July 1990, causing oil prices to spike; Dow dropped 18% in three months
  • 9/11 Attacks Economic Effects — Global stock markets tank
  • Stock Market Downturn — October 9, 2002 — Stocks tumble in U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe.
  • Chinese Stock Bubble — February 27, 2007 — The SSE Composite Index of the Shanghai Stock Exchange plummets 9% after unexpected selloffs.
  • U.S. Bear Market of 2007-2009 — Until June 2009, U.S. exchanges had declines of greater than 20% from peaks in late 2007.
  • Financial Crisis of 2008 — September 16, 2008 — Failures of large U.S. financial institutions turned into global crisis resulting in a number of bank failures in Europe and major drops stock prices.
  • 2010 Flash Crash — May 6, 2010 — Dow suffers its worst intra-day point loss, dropping nearly 1,000 points before partially recovering.
  • August 2011 Stock Markets Fall — August 1, 2011 — Global stock markets plummet during late July, early August, and are volatile for the rest of the year.
  • 2015 Chinese Stock Market Crash — June , 2015 — Chinese stocks fall to eight month lows.
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