Dow Jones closes above 23,000 for the first timeFor the first time ever, The Dow Jones industrial average closed the trading day above 23,000. The milestone came one day after it broke the 23,000 mark during the trading day, but closed under that amount by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Since Election Day, the average has spiked more than 4,600 points, or about 25%. The Dow has notched 66 record highs in that time. "The U.S. economic fundamentals are pretty good.