In One Chart: Here’s how ‘relatively small’ this stock-market pullback really is, in one chart

The sharp selloff in the U.S. stock market may feel like a gut punch to investors who have gotten used to steady gains and low volatility, but the move lower isn’t so extreme when put into context.

The drop on Monday represented the largest one-day point drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -4.15% ever, as well as the blue-chip average’s biggest percentage decline since August 2011. Both the S&P 500 SPX, -3.75% and the Nasdaq COMP, -3.90% also suffered sharp drops, and it ended a historic streak of the market going without a 5% decline.

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