In One Chart: All of the important Dow milestones in one chart

We’re still waiting, Dow 20,000.

Yes, 20,000 is just a number — a big, round number — but approaching major milestones such as this one provides an opportunity to reflect, take stock and consider history. To that end, below is a visual history of the Dow and its important milestones, in one chart. (Of course, there will be an update when — if? — the blue-chip index does hit 20K.)

Last updated: Dec. 28, 2016, 12pm ET

Investors may feel as though they’ve been waiting forever for the Dow DJIA, -0.37% to at last reach 20,000. (Certainly we at MarketWatch, and the financial media in general, have been impatiently beating the #Dow20K drum pretty much since the Dow hit 19,000 in late November.

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