How the Dow has bounced back since October

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The Dow Jones industrial average has rallied more than 20 percent since last Oct. 3, mostly because of enthusiasm about the improving U.S. economy. It has sustained single-day drops of more than 200 points eight times during the rally, the most recent a 203-point decline on Tuesday. After each of the previous dips, the Dow snapped back quickly:

Oct. 17: Down 247.49 points.

Oct. 18: Up 180.05 points.

Oct. 25: Down 207.00.

Oct. 26-27: Up 501.93.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1: Down 575.15, including drops of more than 275 points each day.

Nov. 2-8: Up 512.22.

Nov. 9: Down 389.24.

Nov. 10-11: Up 372.74.

Nov. 21-23: Down 538.61, including two single-day drops of more than 200 points.

Nov. 28-30: Up 813.90.

March 6: Down 203.66.

March 7: Up 78.18.

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Source: FactSet.