101 Years Ago – DOW Surpasses 100 Pts

In 1916, the DOW Industrial (one of the 3 main US Market Indexes) surpassed 100 points. Many believed we were in a bubble that was ready to burst.

Today, the DOW is ~22,000.

*Journalist Charles Dow created the first index more than 100 years ago. In 1896, Charles averaged the stock prices of the top 12 publicly-traded companies by adding their stock prices together and dividing by 12.

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