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Eight years have now passed since 9/11, and the Dow is essentially unchanged since that horrible, sad day. On 9/11/01, the Dow was at 9,605. The index is currently trading just 15 points below that level at 9,590. [SA Editor update: the Dow closed at 9605 on 9/11/09.]

The stocks that made up the index that day have had big moves, however. Hewlett Packard (HPQ) is up the most with a gain of 157%, while General Motors is bankrupt. Caterpillar (CAT), McDonald's (MCD), United Technologies (UTX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), and Procter & Gamble (PG) are all up more than 50%, while Alcoa (AA), General Electric (GE), Eastman Kodak (EK), and Citigroup (C) are all down more than 50%. Coca-Cola (KO) and Microsoft (MSFT) are currently trading the closest to where they were on 9/11/01.



Source: Gone Nowhere in 8 Years