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Milestones for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index broke through 1,600 Friday for the first time. It’s been thirteen years since the S&P first closed above 1,500 points, which occurred toward the end of the dot-com bubble in March 2000.

Here’s a look at the previous times that the S&P 500 index, a broad measure of large-company stocks, first closed above round-number levels, measured in increments of 100 points.

First close above                    Date

1,500  Mar. 22, 2000

1,400    July 9, 1999

1,300  Mar. 15, 1999

1,200  Dec. 21, 1998

1,100  Mar. 24, 1998

1,000    Feb. 2, 1998

900    July 2, 1997

800  Feb. 12, 1997

700    Oct. 4, 1996

600  Nov. 17, 1995

500  Mar. 24, 1995

400  Dec. 26, 1991

300  Mar. 23, 1987

200  Nov. 21, 1985

100    June 4, 1968

                           

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Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices



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