Blastoff: Dow Recovers over 10%

The Dow gains 936 points for an 11.08% gain on Monday, the third-highest percentage gain in the history of the index.

On October 6, 1931, the index gained 13.51%

On October 30, 1929, the index gained 11.90%.

You can download the raw data here.

This market is highly volatile and too risky to predict. Traders must be nimble and willing to cut losses quickly or take the long-term (5+ year) view. Fortunes will be made and lost over the coming weeks, as the only thing we know for sure is that the volatility is here to stay.

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