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10 interesting facts about the US stock market last week


It was a roller-coaster week for the US stock market. Here are 10 amazing facts that you should know. 

The maximum decrease in points in history

On Monday, the industrial index Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to 1175 points, or 4.6%. This is a record figure in the history of the index. The previous record was 777 points, and was delivered September 29, 2008. 

Percent decline on Thursday at 4.2% turned out to be the worst since the 2008 financial crisis.


The second biggest fall in points

Just a few days later, on Thursday, the Dow Jones index closed below 1033 points - not as bad as Monday, but it was the second record drop in the history of the index.





The fall of 2400 points for the two weeks

Throughout the two weeks, the Dow Jones index lost 2,400 points, or 9% of its value.

Maximum intraday decline in paragraphs

On Monday, the index fell to 1597 points. This is the biggest intraday drop in history. The previous record was 1089.42 and was established August 24, 2015. 

On Thursday, the index Dow Jones Industrial Average fell to 1044 points.


The maximum rise in volatility

The VIX volatility index, which tracks short-term market fluctuations, jumped 116% on Monday. This is the highest intraday rise in the history of the index. This is the largest movement of so-called fear index since February 2007, when the indicator rose by 64%. 

Increased volatility was extremely unexpected. Another 4 January VIX touched the day low of 8.56 points. The index was created in 1990.

The first correction of the stock market in two years

On Thursday, the Dow and S & P 500 closed the territory of correction - have fallen by at least 10% from the record high reached just two weeks ago - the first time in two years. 
The yield on 10-year government bonds reached a 4-year high 

on Thursday reached a four-year high rate of return 2.88%. This figure is important, because the bond market is a good indicator of concerns about inflation.


The worst week for the Dow Jones since 2016

During the week the index fell by 5.2%, the highest decline since January 2016.

The worst week for the S & P 500 since 2016

During this period, the index S & P 500 fell by 5.2%. This is the maximum weekly rate of incidence in 2016.

Since the time of reaching the maximum in January, the S & P lost $ 2.2 trillion

According to S & P Dow Jones Indices, S & P 500 index has lost about $ 2.2 trillion in market value, after reaching a record high on 26 January. 



Based on materials WELTRADE




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