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Dow Jones passes 20,000 points for the first time
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Dow Jones passes 20,000 points for the first time

25.01.2017 From our online archive
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most famous equity index benchmark on Wall Street shot above 20,000 for the first time, at the open Wednesday.

(AFP) The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the most famous equity index benchmark on Wall Street shot above 20,000 for the first time, at the open Wednesday. 

The blue-chip stocks index quickly blew through the much-anticipated milestone in the opening seconds of trading, culminating a US rally in the wake of US President Donald Trump's election, in anticipation he will produce pro-growth policies. 

About four minutes into trading, the Dow was  20,007.77, up 0.5 percent.