Month to date the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up nearly 12%. Though the month of October is yet to end (the last trading day is Monday), if the the month ended today October 2011 would be the 13th best monthly return for the index since October 1928. The chart below highlights the 13 best and worst monthly returns for the Dow Jones since October 1928.
*Through October 27, 2011
If the Dow Jones closes up 10% or more for the month, it will rank among the top 25 months for the index since October 1928.