Dow Jones Ticks Above 19,000 for First Time Ever

(Reuters) -
Trader Peter Tuchman wears his "Dow 19,000" cap on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. U.S. stocks are rising in early trading as the price of oil jumps and energy companies move higher, keeping indexes at record highs. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Trader Peter Tuchman wears his “Dow 19,000” cap on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday ticked above the 19,000 mark for the first time ever as Wall Street continued to rally, with investors buying into a market primed to benefit from President-elect Donald Trump’s pro-growth policies.

The Dow hit a high of 19,013.12 shortly after the open. At 9:43 a.m. ET the index was up 33.52 points, or 0.18 percent, at 18,990.21.