During World War II, from 1941 to 1945, the Dow rose to 174. Peacetime spurred it even higher, helped by a baby boom and a desire to spend after years of rationing. The U.S. became the world's powerhouse economy because the economies of Europe and Japan were wrecked by the war.After a late '40s bear, the Dow went on a bull market run that lasted from 1949 to 1961, its longest ever.
So The Dow Hit A Record; Now Where Do We Go?
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