Dow's 50-day MA Is The Farthest Above 200-day MA In Nearly 18 Years

By Tomi Kilgore Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The Dow Jones Industrial Average's rally Wednesday to a 9th-straight record close helped push its 50-day moving average as far above its 200-day moving average as it has been in nearly 18 years. The 50-day MA, seen by many as a short-term trend tracker, rose to 20,017.83. The 200-day MA, which many use as a dividing line between longer-term uptrends and downtrends, rose to 18,703.43. That put the 50-day MA 1,314.40 points above the 200-day MA, the most since June 17, 1999. On a percentage basis, the the 50-day MA closed 6.79% above its 200-day MA, the biggest spread since Aug. 6, 2013.

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