The Dow Jones industrial average closed over 13,000 Tuesday for the first time since May 19, 2008. How the other main U.S. stock indexes have done since then:
? Standard & Poor’s 500 index: down 4.1 percent.
? Nasdaq composite index: up 17.9 percent.
? Russell 2000 index: up 12 percent.
The stock market hit its bottom for the Great Recession on March 9, 2009. To double that low, the Dow would need to reach 13,094.10, a gain of 89 points from Tuesday’s close. How the major averages have fared since March 9, 2009:
? Dow Jones industrial average: up 98.2 percent.
? Standard & Poor’s 500 index: up 102.1 percent.
? Nasdaq composite index: up 133.8 percent.
? Russell 2000 index: up 140.8 percent.