As of 2014, the all-time high of the Dow Jones Industrial average was 17,350.64, and this occurred on Sept. 17, 2014. The Dow Jones had a record-setting closing of 17,156 that same day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index created by Charles Dow, a Wall Street Journal editor and co-founder of Dow Jones and Company. The Dow Jones is named after Charles Dow and one of his associates, Edward Jones. The first industrial average was established on May 26, 1896. The calculated value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is the total of the component prices divided by a divisor.