The Dow Jones index for the first time in history exceeded 20 thousand points


In a few minutes after the opening bell January 25, 2017, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) rose above $ 20 thousand points. At the peak of the index reached the mark of 20 thousand 36.5 points, or 0.62 percent above the closing level of the previous trading session.

Above 20 thousand DJIA points, the calculation of which takes into account the stock prices of 30 major U.S. companies, traded on the new York stock exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ and representing various sectors of the economy, rose for the first time in the history of its existence. The previous “round” the mark of 19 thousand DJIA points overcame 22 November 2016.

In the course of trading on Tuesday are rising in the share price of most included in the list of DJIA companies, but the main drivers were shares of Boeing, Caterpillar, IBM, 3M, Apple and General Electric, which quotations have grown more than on 1%.

If by the end of trading on 25 January, the DJIA remains above 20 thousand items, it will show one of the best results in the exchange of history in the speed of achieving another “strong” point. In 1999, to grow from 10 thousand to 11 thousand points and gain a foothold above this level the DJIA, it took 24 trading sessions. From 19 thousand to 20 thousand points it can reach in 42 session.

18:20 GMT on 25 November, the value of the DJIA was 18 996,41 points.

The calculation of the DJIA began in may 1896 at 40,94 points.

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