The Dow Jones industrial average topped 22,000 points for the first time ever Wednesday, opening above the mark right after the morning bell and holding above 22,000 at market close. The index rose by 52.32 points over the course of the day, spurred by big gains from Apple, which posted a nearly 5 percent bump based on optimism about the latest iPhone. On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted about the impending milestone, noting the "stock market could hit [an] all-time high (again) ... was 18,000 only six months ago." The Dow is up more than 3,600 points since Election Day, CNN Money notes.

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