Milestones for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index broke through 1,600 Friday for the first time. It’s been thirteen years since the S&P first closed above 1,500 points, which occurred toward the end of the dot-com bubble in March 2000.

Here’s a look at the previous times that the S&P 500 index, a broad measure of large-company stocks, first closed above round-number levels, measured in increments of 100 points.

First Date

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above

1,500 Mar. 22, 2000

1,400 July 9, 1999

1,300 Mar. 15, 1999

1,200 Dec. 21, 1998

1,100 Mar. 24, 1998

1,000 Feb. 2, 1998

900 July 2, 1997

800 Feb. 12, 1997

700 Oct. 4, 1996

600 Nov. 17, 1995

500 Mar. 24, 1995

400 Dec. 26, 1991

300 Mar. 23, 1987

200 Nov. 21, 1985

100 June 4, 1968

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Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices

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