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Dow Jones by the Numbers

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On April 2, 2011 @ 6:31 am In Index/ETFs,Investing,Markets | Comments Disabled

I normally NEVER care about PR releases — they are rarely on topic, and mostly worthless — but this run of Dow Jones data was surprisingly relevant to the end of Q1:

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Long term data
· Highest intraday level (12419.71 at 12:08:49 on 4.1.11) since June 6, 2008.
· Down 1787.81 points, or 12.62%, from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.
· Up 13.27% from 52 weeks ago.
· Up 89.04% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.
· Up 6.57% from its lowest close this year of 11613.30 on March 16.
· Year-to-date: up 6.90%.

Weekly data
· Up 156.13 points this week, or 1.28%, to 12376.72
· Up for the second consecutive week.
· Up 518.20 points, or 4.37%, in two weeks.
· Largest two-week point and percent gain since the two-week ended June 18, 2010.
· Highest close since February 18, 2011.
· Up nine of the last 12 trading days.


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