Black Monday

Black Monday
Refers to October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points on the heels of sharp drops the previous week. On Monday, October 27, 1997, the Dow dropped 554 points. While the point drop set a new record, the percentage decline was substantially less than in 1987. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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19 October 1987. The day of the great Stock Market crash worldwide. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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Black Monday ˌBlack ˈMonday noun [uncountable]
1. FINANCE Monday October 28, 1929, when prices on the New York Stock Exchange fell by a very large amount during the Wall Street Crash
2. Monday October 19, 1987, when prices fell by a very large amount on the New York Stock Exchange, and on other stock markets around the world
3. any Monday when something bad happens

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Black Monday UK US noun ECONOMICS, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
Monday, October 28, 1929, when the price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost a lot of their value, causing very serious economic problems in the US and Europe, and leading to the Great Depression of the 1930s : »

Black Monday kicked off the Depression.

Compare BLACK THURSDAY(Cf. ↑Black Thursday), BLACK TUESDAY(Cf. ↑Black Tuesday), BLACK WEDNESDAY(Cf. ↑Black Wednesday), WALL STREET CRASH(Cf. ↑Wall Street Crash)
Monday, October 19, 1987, when the price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost 508 points from their value, causing problems in stock markets around the world: »

It launched its first unit trusts at an inauspicious time - July 1987, just three months before Black Monday.

Monday, October 27, 1997, when the price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost 554 points from their value, causing problems in stock markets around the world

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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