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Stock market crash of 1929

On this page you will find charts, which are illustrating the trends of important stock indices, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index during the US stock market crash of October 1929. Including the special event days:

- 24th of October 1929, "Black Thursday" and

- 29th of October 1929, "Black Tuesday".

Wall street crash of 1929

Stock market crash of 1929 - Overview

Dow Jones Industrial Average Index

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Index climbed to an all-time high on 3rd of September 1929 with a reading of 381.17 index points. 34 months later on 8th of July 1932, the close of the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index was at 41.22 index points. A severe drop by -89%.

Stock market crash of 1929 - Dow Jones Index
Stock market crash of 1929 - Dow Jones Transportation Index

Dow Jones Transportation Average Index

The Dow Jones Transportation Average Index climbed to an all-time high on 3rd of September 1929 with a level of 189.11 index points. On 8th of July 1932, 34 months later, the stock index closing price of the Dow Jones Transportation Average Index was at 13.23. A very nasty decline of -93%.

Stock market crash of 1929 - Great Depression

09/03/29 - Peak

In 1929 the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJIA) peaked on 3rd of September with a close of 381.17 index points. During the 1920s (" Roaring Twenties ") the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index gained +497% from its decade low on 24th of August 1921 at 63.90 index points.

10/24/29 - "Black Thursday"

On "Black Thursday", 24th of October 1929, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index lost 2.09% accompanied by a record trading volume of 12.90 Mio. stocks at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The day before the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index had already lost more than 6% with a trading volume of 6.4 Mio. stocks at the New York Stock Exchange. From the record close on 3rd of September at 381.17 index points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index had already lost 21% on the close of "Black Thursday" (= 299.47 index points) during the first drastic selling flood.

10/28/29 - Continued Selling

Over the weekend, 26th and 27th of October, the ongoing sell-off - already amounting to a loss of approximately 20% from its record peak - were dramatically and nervously highlighted by newspapers. On the following Monday, 28th of October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index lost 13%, which was a new record one-day loss. The heavy selling boosted the trading volume at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to 9.2 Mio. stocks.

10/29/29 - "Black Tuesday"

Five days after "Black Thursday" on "Black Tuesday", 29th of October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index lost 11.73% accompanied by another record trading volume of 16.4 Mio. stocks at the New York Stock Exchange. From the record close on 3rd of September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index had already lost 40% on the close of "Black Tuesday".

11/13/29 - Interim Bottom

The first selling wave ended on 13th of November with the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index at a close of 198.69 index points. From the record close on 3rd of September (= 381.17 index points), the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index had already lost 48% on this interim bottom.

04/17/30 - Recovery Peak

The stock market recovery in the period from 13th of November 1929 until 17th of April 1930 brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index back to the level of 294.07 index points. Still a loss of 23% from the record close on 3rd of September 1929.

07/08/32 - Ultimate Low

The following multi-year decline down to the ultimate low of this crash period brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index down to 41.22 index points - a whopping loss of 89% from its record peak on 3rd of September 1929.

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