Dow hits record closing level after over five years

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has just opened, and opened up. At 14,166 the index is above its all time closing high of 14,164.53 (October 9, 2007). Its intraday trading record is 14,198.10 (October 2007).

So if the index stays where it is by closing today it will only have taken five years, four months, 24 days (or 1974 days) to beat its previous high.