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The Dow’s Milestones A history of when The Dow crossed “big round number” milestones.

When The Dow® crossed 1,000 for the first time in November of 1972, cheers rang out on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow’s “big round number” milestones—whether 2,000, 10,000 or 15,000—have been met with enthusiasm ever since. While the figures have no particular significance, they tend to capture the attention of investors and the media alike, and can have a psychological impact that sometimes influences market behavior.


FIRST CLOSE ABOVE DATE CLOSING LEVEL
1,000 11/14/1972 1,003.16
2,000 01/08/1987 2,002.25
3,000 04/17/1991 3,004.46
4,000 02/23/1995 4,003.33
5,000 11/21/1995 5,023.55
6,000 10/14/1996 6,010.00
7,000 02/13/1997 7,022.43
8,000 07/16/1997 8,038.88
9,000 04/06/1998 9,033.22
10,000 03/29/1999 10,006.78
11,000 05/03/1999 11,014.69
12,000 10/19/2006 12,011.73
13,000 04/25/2007 13,089.89
14,000 07/19/2007 14,000.41
15,000 05/07/2013 15,056.20
16,000 11/21/2013 16,009.99
17,000 07/03/2014 17,068.26
18,000 12/23/2014 18,024.17
19,000 11/22/2016 19,023.87
20,000 01/25/2017 20,068.51
21,000 03/01/2017 21,115.55
22,000 08/02/2017 22,016.24
23,000 10/18/2017 23,157.60
24,000 11/30/2017 24,272.35
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