Dow Jones Historical Data for Month of December

As November’s drawing to a close, we’re about to enter into the holiday season! Other than Santa Claus climbing down your chimney, you’ve got another reason to be excited. As you will see in the chart below, December has historically been a great month for the stock markets (that is, of course, if you pay no attention to the 50% + drop in 2008!

Year Dow Jones average
1949 179.48
1950 216.31 36.83 17.03%
1951 257.64 41.33 16.04%
1952 270.76 13.12 4.85%
1953 275.97 5.21 1.89%
1954 333.94 57.97 17.36%
1955 442.72 108.78 24.57%
1956 493.01 50.29 10.20%
1957 475.71 -17.3 -3.64%
1958 491.66 15.95 3.24%
1959 632.12 140.46 22.22%
1960 618.04 -14.08 -2.28%
1961 691.55 73.51 10.63%
1962 639.76 -51.79 -8.10%
1963 714.81 75.05 10.50%
1964 834.05 119.24 14.30%
1965 910.88 76.83 8.43%
1966 873.6 -37.28 -4.27%
1967 879.12 5.52 0.63%
1968 906 26.88 2.97%
1969 876.72 -29.28 -3.34%
1970 753.19 -123.53 -16.40%
1971 884.76 131.57 14.87%
1972 950.71 65.95 6.94%
1973 923.88 -26.83 -2.90%
1974 759.37 -164.51 -21.66%
1975 802.49 43.12 5.37%
1976 974.92 172.43 17.69%
1977 894.63 -80.29 -8.97%
1978 820.23 -74.4 -9.07%
1979 844.4 24.17 2.86%
1980 891.41 47.01 5.27%
1981 932.92 41.51 4.45%
1982 884.36 -48.56 -5.49%
1983 1190.34 305.98 25.71%
1984 1178.48 -11.86 -1.01%
1985 1328.23 149.75 11.27%
1986 1792.76 464.53 25.91%
1987 2275.99 483.23 21.23%
1988 2060.82 -215.17 -10.44%
1989 2508.91 448.09 17.86%
1990 2678.94 170.03 6.35%
1991 2929.33 250.39 8.55%
1992 3284.29 354.96 10.81%
1993 3522.06 237.77 6.75%
1994 3793.77 271.71 7.16%
1995 4493.76 699.99 15.58%
1996 5742.89 1249.13 21.75%
1997 7441.15 1698.26 22.82%
1998 8625.52 1184.37 13.73%
1999 10464.88 1839.36 17.58%
2000 10734.9 270.02 2.52%
2001 10189.13 -545.77 -5.36%
2002 9226.43 -962.7 -10.43%
2003 10453 1226.57 11.73%
2004 10783 330 3.06%
2005 10717 -66 -0.62%
2006 12463 1746 14.01%
2007 13264.82 801.82 6.04%
2008 8776.39 -4488.43 -51.14%
2009 10428.05 1651.66 15.84%
2010 11577.51 1149.46 9.93%

3 thoughts on “Dow Jones Historical Data for Month of December”

  1. that would be a good trend to follow but these days the market has a mind of its own and you can pretty much throw away all trending. for the same reason we saw 50% decline in 2008, we should be careful in 2011 as well.

    1. I chalk it up to computer trading. Plus, there are a lot of false breakouts these days (because traders are purposely making those false breakouts).

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