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Description: On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, the Dow Jones Index busted through the 20,000 barrier for the first time ever. In March of 2009, the financial crisis drove the index to 6,440. But growth has been consistent for several years and the election of Donald Trump seems to have boosted investor confidence.

Date: January 25, 2017;



Discussion Points:

1) What is the significance of busting through the 20,000 barrier?

2) Which chapter of Wiley’s  Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making teaches accounting students about shares and shareholders?

3)  Do you think the stock market will continue this upward trend?

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