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The Dow Jones Industrial Average's Most Patriotic Day Ever

It's the day before the 4th of July and the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared above 17,000 for its first time ever. That's a massive milestone and huge new all-time high.

Had you bought 1 share of the Dow in the early 1900s it would have cost roughly $70. But that 1 share would be worth more than $1.6 million today. Here's a long-term chart for historical perspective: