Dow Jones near to all time high

 
Julian Harris
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THE DOW Jones industrial average index is close to hitting an all-time high, after edging up 0.34 per cent to close at 14,018.70 last night.

The key New York index is approaching the 14,164.53 mark that it reached over half a decade ago – in October 2007.

Yet equities across the pond could swing either way today, depending on how investors react to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, which was made overnight.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed up.16 per cent, at 1,519.43.