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Summation of the Dow

Dow Jones Industrial Average


Long term data

· Highest intraday level (12419.71 at 12:08:49 on 4.1.11) since June 6, 2008.

· Down 1787.81 points, or 12.62%, from its record close of 14164.53 on October 9, 2007.

· Up 13.27% from 52 weeks ago.

· Up 89.04% from its 12-year closing low of 6547.05 on March 9, 2009.

· Up 6.57% from its lowest close this year of 11613.30 on March 16.

· Year-to-date: up 6.90%.


Weekly data

· Up 156.13 points this week, or 1.28%, to 12376.72

· Up for the second consecutive week.

· Up 518.20 points, or 4.37%, in two weeks.

· Largest two-week point and percent gain since the two-week ended June 18, 2010.

· Highest close since February 18, 2011.

· Up nine of the last 12 trading days.


Whilst really just a data log these figures are instructive because they give a neat summation of what direction the price action has been in the Dow over recent times. Despite, what the naysayers have been bleating about the end of the world has not arrived and if you simply followed price action you would have seen this action unfolding. This is a classic case of trade what you see not what you think you should see.


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