The Dow Jones index for the first time in history exceeded 19 thousand points

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On the US stock market recorded a new record — the Dow Jones for the first time in history rose above $ 19 thousand. Simultaneously, the S&P 500 index first climbed above 2,200 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) immediately after the opening of trading on Tuesday, November 22, for the first time in their history rose above $ 19 thousand. At the peak of the index reached 19 thousand 13.12 paragraph is about 0.3% above the closing level of the previous trading session. According to Reuters, the figure was the highest for all history of existence of the index, the publication of which began in may 1896 at 40,94 points.

In calculating the DJIA index takes into account 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.

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 Wal-Mart, Intel, Boeing, Verizon, General Electric and Apple, which quotations have grown more than on 0,5%.

Simultaneously, a new high mounted S&P 500 index, the calculation of which takes into account stock prices of the 500 largest and most significant public companies in the US. The index value during trading on November 22 for the first time crossed the level of 2200 points. At the maximum the S&P 500 index rose to the level of 2203,45 points, which is 0.24% above the closing level of the previous trading session.

The NASDAQ Composite index (takes into account stock prices of all traded on a “high-tech” NASDAQ companies) November 22, came close to around 5400 points. However, the historic record is not yet reached. The peak of the rise of the NASDAQ Composite continued to account for the “era of the dot-com” — at the beginning of 2000, the NASDAQ grew so rapidly that in less than three months got a thousand points and 10 March 2000 reached during the bidding 5132,52 points. The trades closed that day at around 5048,62 points.

Monday, November 21, trades on the American stock markets also closed a major increase in all three major indexes — DJIA, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 set new all-time highs.

By 18:00 GMT on 22 November, the value of the DJIA was 18 996,41 points, S&P 500 2202,1 points, NASDAQ Composite — 5385,7 points.

In the course of trading on the Moscow exchange on Tuesday, “dollar”, the RTS index reached 1027,55 points, which is about 1.25% above the closing level of the previous trading session. The achieved value was the highest for a year and a half: in recent times the RTS index rose on may 26, 2015.

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