This was also the market’s worst three-month period since COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns caused the market to tank in the first quarter of 2020, Forbes reported.
The three major U.S. stock indices have plunged significantly since the start of the year, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq entering into a bear market.
The S&P 500 fared slightly better, falling more than 21% year-to-date.
While the Dow has fallen nearly 16% since the start of 2022, it still marks the index’s largest first-half percentage drop since 1962.
Former President Donald Trump commented on the decline.
“U.S.Socks [sic] have LOST 11 Trillion Dollars so far this year. Worst first half of year EVER!!!” he posted on his platform, Truth Social.