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February 21, 2012:   Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW or DJIA) traded above 13,000.  This is a level the DOW has not seen since May 2008 before the financial meltdown that took the DOW to an intraday low of 6469.95.  The closing low for the  was 6547.05.  Scroll down or CLICK to see charts of the DOW with closing and intraday highs and lows back to 1998,

As my "DJIA Statistics" show, it is noteworthy that on an intraday basis, the DOW was up 101% from its 2009 bear market low.

Recent Bull and Bear Market Statistics:

DOW Statistics

This chart shows the intraday price peaks for the DJIA
DJIA Intraday Graph

This chart shows the closing prices for the DJIA
DJIA Closing Value Chart

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