The Dow's biggest point losses
7. April 14, 2000
Net loss: 617.77
Percentage change: -5.66
In the late 1990s, the technology industry rapidly expanded as startups sought to take advantage of opportunities created by the Internet. Investors poured money into new companies with questionable revenue prospects and murky business models. The stock prices of these companies ballooned until early 2000.
Here, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade watched the Dow fall. To read more click here.