Everywhere we look this morning, we're seeing stories on the 20th anniversary of the '87 crash. Barry Ritholtz over at The Big Picture has some good coverage on it in this post. A month ago, we posted the percentage changes of the current Dow 30 members on 10/19/87 for a little perspective on how bad things actually got. We are revisiting the post below:
As a reference post and for a little perspective, we highlight the performance of the current Dow stocks (not the 30 in the index at the time) on Black Monday, 10/19/1987. As shown, MSFT fell the most at -30.13%, followed by HON (-29.39%) and DIS (-29.09%). The stock that opened down the most was WMT at -24.14%, but it also went up the most from the open to the close at 21.02%. WMT was also the only current Dow 30 stock that didn't fall more than 10%. We also show six charts to highlight the trading action on and around the '87 crash.