• 25 Aug 2014 at 3:32 PM

Call The Close: Party Like It’s One More Than 1999

It’s record setting time down on Wall Street, with the S&P500 crossing the 2000 mark at about 10:40 this morning and hitting an all-time high of 2001.94 about a half-hour later, before doing what major stock indices always do when broaching new ground and taking a few steps back, safely below the big, scary number. Is everyone brave/frisky/crazy enough to get it back over the hump?

The final push above the 2000 mark comes even as some investors feel the bull market is facing a much tougher slog than last year, when the S&P 500 jumped 30%. Even though the economy is seen on a fairly stable growth path, and interest rates are expected to remain low, investors are nervous about the potential impact of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates next year, as well as higher-than-average valuations that have made bargains much harder to find.

S&P 500 Rises Above 2000 for the First Time in Intraday Trade [WSJ]
S&P 500 tops 2,000; analysts see more gains ahead [Reuters]

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  1. Posted by guest | August 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    1997!

  2. Posted by guest | August 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    $1

  3. Posted by guest | August 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    1996

  4. Posted by guest | August 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    3.5 shazars. that's how it works, right?

  5. Posted by @fredyin | August 25, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    1999.38

  6. Posted by Janet's Planet | August 25, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    2001 – Janet's Space Odyssey – to QE and beyond!

  7. Posted by Cobol IT consultant | August 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Will crash a soon as it gets to 2000 or 2001 (not really sure which one)

  8. Posted by Guest | August 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    4:00 PM EST

  9. Posted by Good News | August 25, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    1997.92

  10. Posted by quest | August 25, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Guest #1 nailed it.

  11. Posted by Big Boi | August 25, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    1996 gon' be that year that all y'all playa hatas can bite me, I'm out

  12. Posted by Mum | August 25, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    Shazzy, remember you've got some humping duty tonight in the bordello. Mummy's horny. Enough of this hump talk.

  13. Posted by UBS chronology quant | August 25, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    EDT, not EST…dipshit