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The DOW has exceeded 20,000: Does this mean we are in for a period of economic expansion?

  • Yes we are

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  • Yes, in the short term it definitely will

    Donald Trump is going to build that wall and he is going to go ahead with the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines. He also claims that all the pipes will be built in America. That's why the DOW shot up, and honestly things will be great economically for a while, but who knows what the longer lasting long term consequences will be down the road. I'm curious as to what others think quite frankly.

  • We are, but not because of DOW Jones

    The thing is, I understand the opposition's arguments and I know that the DOW isn't an accurate measuring tool, but NASDAQ and the S&P 500 are also doing well, and those are. The DOW Jones is up, and the economy might be doing better, but the two aren't intertwined. I rest my case.

  • Yes. We are in a economic uprising due to republican leadership.

    While the economy did grow when Barack Obama was president, It grew only about 1 percent each year due to heavy regulations on business and higher taxes. Donald Trump's plans are to lower taxes for everyone and reduce regulations for business in oil and coal. Even thought these plans have yet to be executed, the promise alone has given investors more faith in the economy because they know when Donald Trump does get rid of regulations and decreases taxes, Stock prices will sky rocket. I predict that the economy will continue to increase but after donald trump's presidency, the economy may slow down or we may be in a recession.

  • Yes of course

    With less regulations, small businesses can thrive, and with all the small businesses that will generate a lot of money. And as you can see as well, the stock market is thriving too. It's just the people expecting the worst when their fears are founded on nothing. That's all I have to say thanks

  • Technology is doing this.

    Yes, we are in for a period of economic expansion that is going to last for the next 100 years. We are moving into a time much like the late 1980s when the beginnings of the Internet expansion began. At that time, no one had a clue as to what the Internet would look like in the year 2017.
    Right now the technologies and scientific discoveries that are being rolled out will transform our way of thinking, seeing, and experiencing life. These technological discoveries are currently being implemented in businesses and are making things easier, just like the copy machine and the fax machine did back in the 1970s. It is not clear where these new technologies will take us just as it was not clear in 1990 where the Internet would take us. At that time, not one futuristic writer even came close to explaining what the Internet would look like in the year 2017.
    We know not what the current technologies will look like in the year 2050, but they will amaze us just as the Internet did, and our economy will continue to grow by leaps and bounds for at least the next 100 years.
    One very fascinating subject is virtual reality and what it will mean once it becomes cost-effective for the average person to use. Imagine going into a virtual world in which you will visit your parents or grandparents in a virtual house on a virtual farm that looks just like their real farm. However, you will not drive or fly to their house, instead you will meet them in their virtual farm even though you might be 2000 miles away. And you will sit on their virtual couch or on their virtual porch, while grandpa tells you stories about fishing at the old fishing hole when he was eight years old. This is just one example of where the technologies are taking us in the future.

  • Naah we aint

    We da people dat poop de porta a potties and and pee in da bushes we dont poop in bushes we dont pee in porta potties now we stand stand with asains and mexicans to finally poop in our poop and pee in our again we domnt exeed 20,000 we only exeed 1 so dont poop in da bushes

  • If past history is any indication and the market functions in cycles, we are due for an expansion.

    The entire world, with the possible exceptions of China and India have been mired in a period of economic stagnation for a decade now, and the economy and stick markets generally operate in cycles that last approximately 8 years, so the market is ready for an expansion and this could be it. However, such an expansion could easily be derailed by turmoil in the Middle East or elsewhere in the world, but for now, it looks like there is a spirit of optimism on Wall Street that may translate down to Main Street soon.

  • Yes, we are in a period of economic expansion

    The stock market in the United States is often reflective of our economic situation. In 2008, when the economy crashed, so did the stock market. Because of the incredible growth of the DOW and other similar stocks, it seems that the country is currently in a period of economic expansion.

  • No not rely trump might do it but probably not

    The DOW has not exceeded any expectations in the past, and as soon as trump became pres. It still made no difference. I think it's trumps followers who are making rumors. For instance if you need a bag of potatos which is $15, and lets say 30,000 mill people need potatos. The answer is the can't have none cuz trump is stealing their money

  • No cuz potatos

    The DOW has not exceeded any expectations in the past, and as soon as trump became pres. It still made no difference. I think it's trumps followers who are making rumors. For instance if you need a bag of potatos which is $15, and lets say 30,000 mill people need potatos. The answer is the can't have none cuz trump is stealing their money

  • Don't Believe the Hype

    Check out this short segment NPR did on exactly why the DOW is an outdated and irrelevant formula that not even major financial analysts put any weight in. It's only kept around because of its history and legacy...
    Http://www.Npr.Org/sections/money/2017/01/04/508261371/episode-443-dont-believe-the-hype

    They just arbitrarily pick 30 large american companies and choose to gauge the economy thusly. It's not statistically valid at all. It's meaningless.

  • It doesn't make sense

    It doesn't make sense why he should do this. And, I also don't understand why the yes voters would want to support him. It's just not right. So no it does not mean we are in for a period of economic expansions. So I don't think Trump would want to expand our economic.

  • Not necessary !

    A company can lose for some time and win or take the lead for some time, so it's not by the good days, but by the final outcomes & the amount of profit gained in the end . DOW can't stay always in the top , but these are its good days.

  • America cannot produce everything itself.

    Globalisation is a good thing, I think we can agree. Globalisation is good because it means that we can both import what we need and export what is in surplus for money. America, where are you going to get all your stuff from? You can't produce everything there, and everyone is going to antagonise the country after the trashing that public relations has been through.

  • Instability due to Trump

    I would love to say that the economy is going to boom, but it is really an uncertain future. The federal reserve increased interest rates, signaling some sort of predicted econ. Growth, however the Fed refrained from further increases because Donald Trump has proven to be volatile. The day he tweeted out that Ford and Toyota were building factories in other countries, the stocks for Ford and Toyota immediately dropped. If he said positive things and supported the exchanges with other countries, yes we would have growth, but because he has shown repulsion to international trade deals like NAFTA and the TPP and with one tweet can influence Wall Street, the economic future is uncertain and it is nearly impossible to predict if the economy is going to fly or fall.

  • The DOW Always Rises and Falls

    I really would like the economy to boom but the DOW just keeps going up and down. For example, in recent history, two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President W. Bush) made the economy worse for a while but we're still okay now. That's just how economy works. Do you get it now?

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  • The DOW is a bubble

    Since the 2008 crash, nothing has really changed in our economy. We papered over the problems we have with debt and reinflated the financial bubble with a monetary policy that favored the big banks. Predictably, that money went into the DOW and other financial instruments, although there was not a corresponding increase of real wealth. That means when it comes crashing back down again, it will fall even harder this time. Maybe we'll learn from our mistakes then.

  • Naah we aint

    We da people dat poop de porta a potties and and pee in da bushes we dont poop in bushes we dont pee in porta potties now we stand stand with asains and mexicans to finally poop in our poop and pee in our again we domnt exeed 20,000 we only exeed 1 so dont poop in da bushes


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Iacov says2017-02-01T13:16:43.513
Let's not talk about how it is down 19,864.09 at the time I am writing this.
2019197 says2017-02-17T22:18:31.647
Wow
sheenarutoji says2017-03-28T18:02:20.130
Yes Agree
sheenarutoji says2017-03-28T18:02:40.817
Yes Agree