Dow Jones Index

Dow Jones Industrial Average sets new all-time high

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hit a new all-time high, on 13th December 2023. It closed at 36799 surpassing its previous record of 36585points that it had set on 4th January 2022. This was the fourth consecutive record close for the index.

Record high

The Dow’s record high was driven primarily by the Fed holding the interest rate at 5.5% and signalling that it expects to cut interest rates three times in 2024 to stimulate growth and inflation.

Other factors such as strong corporate earnings, optimism about the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergence of AI and its effect on the economy and for a U.S. ‘soft landing’ all played their part.

Dow a bellwether for the U.S. economy

The Dow is not only a measure of stock market performance, but also a reflection of the overall health and confidence of the U.S. economy. It is often used as a benchmark for investors and analysts to evaluate their portfolios and strategies. The Dow is also closely watched by policymakers and media outlets as a measure of public sentiment and expectations.

Dow hits new all-time high

Dow hits new all-time high

The Dow, in intraday trading, continued to climb to over 37200.

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