Milestones in the Dow Jones industrial average

4:25 PM, Feb 2, 2013   |    comments
Trading activity is displayed on an electronic board on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. U.S. stocks rallied, briefly sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 14,000, as data showed hiring increased in January after accelerating more than previously estimated at the end of 2012 and manufacturing grew. Photographer: Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The Dow Jones industrial average has blown through 1,000-point milestones since hitting a 12-year low of 6,547 on March 9, 2009. Here are the dates of those milestones and the time between each.

- First close above 7,000 after hitting the 12-year low: March 12, 2009.

- First close above 8,000: April 3, 2009. Trading days since last milestone: 16.

- First close above 9,000: July 23, 2009. Trading days since last milestone: 76.

- First close above 10,000: Oct. 14, 2009. Trading days since last milestone: 58.

- First close above 11,000: April 12, 2010. Trading days since last milestone: 122.

- First close above 12,000: Feb. 1, 2011. Trading days since last milestone: 205.

- First close above 13,000: Feb. 28, 2012. Trading days since last milestone: 270

- First close above 14,000: Feb. 1, 2013. Trading days since last milestone: 233

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