Dow closes at 5 year high
September 11th, 2012
04:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Dow closes at 5 year high

(CNN) – The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 70 points Tuesday, a 5-year high. The S&P gained 0.3%, and the Nasdaq ended flat.


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  1. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    Ask Wall Street are they doing better off today than they were 4 years ago!

    September 11, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. truth hurts

    they think the fed is going to flood the market with more money and it'll all be going into the market, driving prices up. anohter government generated bubble that will explode in due course.

    September 11, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  3. Lyin Ryan should be an Olympian

    Let's ask the question again: are you better off than you were four years ago?
    My 401K emphatically says YES.

    Thanks for the reminder GOP.
    Obama/Biden 12. Four More.

    September 11, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. cali girl

    Oh let the complaints fly. So not better than 4 years ago, wah wah wah.
    Check your 401K's everyone, and thank the last 4 years of the prosperity you have gained.

    September 11, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Namejkane sfl a vote for the gop will cut your moms medicare and soc sec .can you afford to pay for them???

    I guess you can't believe the gop and lyin Ryan and romney the tax cheat on the economic ,
    Are you better off then you were 4 years ago ???? The answer is yes ,yes yes ,yes yes yes ,even the republicans are , accept in the Nov Obama landslide !!!!!!

    September 11, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Yes, my family is BETTER OFF TODAY THAN FOUR YEARS AGO!
    We didn't lose our house, jobs and we are NOT living in a cardboard box in Lafayette Park along with thousand of Americans.

    September 11, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  7. edog

    Wow! Obama is such a socialist that the best indicator for the capitalism is the DOW and S&P are at a 5 year high!!! What say the GOPer's now!

    September 11, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Are WE better off than WE were four years ago? Definitely, yes.
    Are YOU better off than YOU were four years ago? Almost half say about the same, more say yes than no.

    September 11, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. Bill from GA

    How many economic indicators (job growth, GDP increase, stock markets rising) are going to rebound before mitt romney sees progress. All he can do is complain about Obama's Failed Policies. Just last Sunday, the repugs on talk TV were saying Obama has made this country worse.

    Give our President credit. Where would we be if the repugs didn't block everything Obama has tried to do for the last 2 years?

    September 11, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  10. B.

    I think that it will be a bit tough for Romney and the Republicans to attack the President on this, but they will put some kind of Spin on it to make him look bad..

    The Country is moving ahead slowly, but ahead, and the President and his policies have reinforced the positive direction and most understand that.

    September 11, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. Ram Riva

    How come the GOP is not saying anything...even Romney should be very pleased...WS is one of their main supporters is it not???.....they only pounce on the bad news...is like a sport's coach....who blasts you because of the turnover or bad play you made....not on all the points you scored and how well you played.....that's the GOP and tea party for you.....their hate for the President blinds them in an incredible way....hey they nominated and are kiising up to a Mormon!!...go figure that!!!.....

    September 11, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  12. incredulous

    More good economic news. Boehner's head is probably in danger of exploding.

    September 11, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  13. thetruthandnothingbutthetruth

    today, i call on all republicans to stand with president Obama!

    September 11, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    Righties, how are your 401Ks looking now?

    September 11, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  15. BLKMANinAmerica

    LMBAO................the repuks will say it's a LIE LOL.

    September 11, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    incredulous
    More good economic news. Boehner's head is probably in danger of exploding.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________
    It's not necessarily good economic news. It would be if the stock prices were going up because the companies are more profitable or if there was a structural change in American business that gives our companies an advantage. But neither of these happened. What did happen is that another bad jobs report came out. Because of this of course the Fed is going to try and goose the economy back up with even more low interest rates. That has not worked so well so far but that's another discussion. In any event, low interest rates makes other investment types perform poorly. So new money is going into stocks ( this is what raises stock prices ) more as a way to flee other investments that will predictably do worse than they are now for a longer period of time.

    September 11, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  17. drake mallard

    so the means mitt the twit and lyin ryan lost election

    September 11, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  18. GI Joe

    I'm a whole lot better off than 4 years ago. And it will continue for 4 more years, thanks to President Obama.

    Romney would have us in at least two more wars (Iran and Syria) within 6 months, and would extend Afghanistan.

    We love you Obama/Biden

    I'll take hope any day over gloom, doom, lies, hate and fear. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    September 11, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  19. Patriot Awesome

    Must be Obama's fault.

    September 11, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  20. once upon a horse

    and yet Wall Street supposedly HATES Obama.....LOL go figure

    September 11, 2012 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  21. Willard

    Just check out how are auto companies (and their supplier) doing in Michigan! My company (tier 1 auto supplier in Gr. Rapids, MI) just had best august in their history!!!! Thanks, Mr. President!

    September 11, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  22. once upon a horse

    you know the right will claim Wall Street is doing great in spite of President Obama, yet had it been the other way and Wall Street was failing of course it would be President Obama's fault. Typical right wing rhetoric don't you think?

    September 11, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  23. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    The Dow is at a 5-year high ?

    Republicans is that Obamas fault too ?

    Somehow they'll find negative news in this.

    September 11, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  24. Getoverit

    @The Real Tom Paine

    Righties, how are your 401Ks looking now?
    -------------------–
    Looking great! In fact, I'm just now getting ready to take out a 401k loan to buy food and put gas in my car!

    September 11, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  25. Four and The Door

    once upon a horse
    and yet Wall Street supposedly HATES Obama.....LOL go figure
    __________________________________________________________________________________
    Because he is a political hack who sucks the life out of the American economy?

    September 11, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
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