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Posted on 9 Aug 2011 | 5,769 views
Is it a Stock Market Crash When the Dow Jones Industrial Average Drops 1,147 Points Over Three Trading Days?

After “Black Tuesday“, October 29, 1929, Variety declared “Wall Street Lays an Egg” — to describe a drop of 23 percent in the stock market over two days. In the stock market “Crash of 1987”, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 22.6 percent of its value in one day. On Monday August 8, 2011 the Dow dropped 634.76 points to 10809.85. Does the sharp decline qualify as a “Stock Market Crash”?