Dow Jones Industrial Average nears 22,000-point milestone

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE at the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is closing in on the 22,000 mark for the first time in history. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Aug. 1 (UPI) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday has flirted with crossing the 22,000 mark, which would set another milestone for the stock market index.

The Dow opened on the first day of August trading at 21,961 points. Since the opening bell rung, it has reached a low of 21,940 points and a high of 21,990 points.

As of about 1 p.m. EDT, the Dow was trading at about 21,980 points. The stock market index closed at 21,891 after trading on Monday.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 and Nasdaq Composite indices have also seen slight gains on Tuesday. As of about 1 p.m. EDT, the S&P 500 reached a high of 2,478 points after opening at 2,477 points and the Nasdaq saw a high of 6,375 points after opening at 6,372 points.

The Dow crossed the 19,000, 20,000 and 21,000 thresholds since President Donald Trump‘s inauguration.


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