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Today in Stock Market History – April 8th – The Market Peaks Prior to World War 2

This Day in History

 

April 8th, 1940 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 151.29, which would come to represent the market’s peak prior to World War 2. The Dow Jones Industiral Average would hit a WW2 low of 92.92 on April 28th 1942. The Dow would not close above 151.29 until December 29th 1944. (Source: The Market’s Measure)

 

Best April 8th in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

1938 – Up 3.93%, +4.14 points

 

Worst April 8th in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

1932 – Down 4.98%, -3.30 points

 

Best April 8th in S&P 500 History

1986 – Up 2.14%

 

Worst April 8th in S&P 500 History

1996 – Down 1.77%

 

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