Record highs. Last Monday, the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new records, and then again several times later in the week these indexes bounced around and hit either new intraday or closing highs. And, by the way, on Feb. 1, 2009, just a little more than six years ago, the Dow was just above 7,000. Today it is at 18,000. This is one of the most significant bull market runs in stock market history.