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Key Milestones for the Markets

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are trading at levels not seen since the Fall of 2008. As the stock market gains steam, the following statistic may provide guidance to investors as per where the markets stand relative to previous levels.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Closing Levels

  • The last time the Dow closed above the range of 9200 - 9600 was 11/4/2008 when the Dow closed at 9625.28
  • The last time the Dow closed above the range of 9700 - 9900 was 10/6/2008 when the Dow closed at 9955.50
  • The last time the Dow closed above 10,000 was on 10/3/2008 when the Dow closed at 10,325.38
  • The highest close for the Dow in 2008 was on 1/2/2008 when the Dow closed at 13,043.96

Intraday Levels

  • The last time the Dow crossed above 9200 - 9616.6 on an intraday basis was on 11/5/2008 when it hit an intraday high of 9616.6
  • The last time the Dow crossed above 9616.6 on an intraday basis was on 11/4/2008 when it hit an intraday high of 9653.95
  • The last time the Dow crossed above 9653.95 on an intraday basis was on 10/14/2008 when it hit an intraday high of 9794.37

S&P 500

Closing Levels

  • The last time the S&P closed above 1000 was 11/4/2008
  • The last time the S&P closed above 1050 was 10/06/08, when the S&P closed at 1056.89
  • The last time the S&P closed above 1100 was 10/2/2008 when the S&P closed at 1114.28
  • The highest close for the S&P in 2008 was on 1/3/08 when it settled at 1447.16

Intraday Levels

  • The last time the S&P traded above 1000 on an intraday basis before today, was on 11/05/08 when it hit an intraday high of 1001.84
  • The last time the S&P traded above 1050 on an intraday basis was on 10/07/08 when it hit an intraday high of 1072.91
  • The last time the S&P traded above 1100 on an intraday basis was on 10/03/08 when it hit an intraday high of 1153.82

Nasdaq Composite

  • The last time the Nasdaq Composite closed above 2000 was 10/1/2008
  • The last time the Nasdaq Composite closed above 2100 was 9/26/2008 when the NASDAQ closed at 2183.34
  • The last time the Nasdaq Composite closed above 2200 was on 9/19/08 when it closed at 2273.9
  • The highest close for the Nasdaq Composite in 2008 was on 1/2/2008 when the NASDAQ closed at 2609.63

Intraday Levels

  • The last time the NASDAQ crossed above 2000 on an intraday basis was on 7/30/09
  • The last time the NASDAQ traded above 2050 on an intraday basis was on 10/02/08 when it hit an intraday high of 2056.43
  • The last time the NASDAQ traded above 2100 on an intraday basis was on 9/29/08 when it hit an intraday high of 2152.69

Gannett , KeyCorp , and Eastman Kodak were the largest percent gainers in the S&P 500 during today's trading session, while Steel Dynamics , Liberty Media , and NII Holdings led the Nasdaq 100 to the upside.

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