The stock market is back up and running again.
As a reminder, stocks traded as high as $16,900 on Monday, the highest level since December 2008, according to data from FactSet.
But as you can see below, it’s still nowhere near the all-time highs of $18,900.
For comparison, a $16.1 billion gain in 10 days would have equaled an annualized return of 14.5% and would have put the S&P 500 at $5,937.34 per share.
The stockmarket is back to normal for now.
The S&s are currently trading around $16 per share, the fourth highest level in more than 20 years.
It’s also not the first time the market has traded at a record high.
As CNBC reported in August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-record high in 2017, just weeks after the election of President Donald Trump.
And in November, the S &p 500 soared to a record of $15,000 per share in one day.
In 2018, the index traded at an all time high of $17,300.
It was also the highest annual return on record for the S.&:p 500, according the data from the U.S. Labor Department.
The Nasdaq is now back up to its record high of 2,741.
The Dow Jones is now up 1,917.
The Russell 2000 is up 637.
And the Nasdaq Composite is up 4,054.
The total return of the S and P 500 in 2017 was 14.2%, which was nearly 10 times what it was in 2000, according FactSet data.
That is why it’s worth buying stocks now, not just a year from now.
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