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The Dow Jones Industrial Average will surge to 38,820 in an eight-year “super boom” beginning in 2017, according to Jeffrey A. Hirsch, editor in chief of the “Stock Trader’s Almanac.” The Dow closed today at 10,812.04, meaning it must gain 259 percent, or about 8.9 percent annually in 15 years, to reach Hirsch’s projection. It has lost an average of about 1.3 percent a year since the end of 1999. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index slipped 0.9 percent a year including dividends between 1999 and 2009, the first negative return for a decade since data began in 1927, according to S&P. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and inflation caused by the wars and spending to end the financial crisis will help push the Dow higher, Jeffrey Hirsch said in the statement. Advances in energy technology or biotechnology may also help spur the rally between 2017 and 2025, he said.