It's easy to say the DOW has been going up since 2009. But look at the sharp increase in the DOW since election day 2016. On Tuesday November 8th, 2016 the Dow closed at 18,332.74 When Trump was sworn in 73 days later the Dow closed at 19,827.25, an over 8% increase based on the hope that Trump would be implementing tax cuts for people and businesses, and general pro-business approach. The Bulls have been running wild ever since. Businesses are in business to make money. A great way to grow a business is to wisely invest more capital into it. This results in more jobs, less unemployment, less burden on the welfare state, and improved confidence in the economy.