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Dow 10,000 Within Reach

The Dow crossed above 9,900 today before pulling back and is well within reaching the 10,000 psychological milestone. Here are some key stats on the Dow's rise, fall and recovery.

  • The last time the Dow closed above 10K was on 10/03/08 when it settled at 10,325.38

  • The first time the Dow closed above 10K was on 3/29/99 when it settled at 10,006.78 and remained above until the tech bubble burst in May, 2002

  • The first time the Dow crossed above 10K on an intraday basis was on 3/16/99 when it traded at an intraday high of 10,001.78

  • In the last bull market starting in December, 2003, the Dow closed above 10K for the first time on 12/11/2003 at 10,008.16, and remained above 10K on a closing basis until 10/03/2008 marking a total of 1,184 days that the Dow settled above 10K - almost 5 years.
    *Note: The Dow whipsawed back and forth across the 10K line, basing for a time in 2004, but the Dow remained steadily above 10,000 from 10/27/04 until October 3, 2008

  • The highest close ever for the Dow was on 10/9/2007 when the Dow settled at 14,164.53

  • The highest intraday level for the Dow was on 10/11/2007 14,198.10

  • The highest close for the Dow in 2008 was on 5/2/08 when the Dow settled at 13,058.2

  • The Dow's March 9 bear market low of 6,547.05, was its lowest closing value since 4/14/97 when the Dow settled at 6,451.9

At the same time, the S&P 500 is getting close to it's next milestone: 1100

  • The last time the S&P closed above 1100 was 10/2/2008, closing at 1114.28

  • The first time the S&P closed above 1100 was 3/24/1998, closing at 1105.65

  • The last time the S&P traded above 1100 on an intraday basis was 10/3/2008, hitting 1153.82

  • The first time the S&P traded above 1100 on an intraday basis was 3/20/1998, hitting 1101.01




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