Wild ride: Dow tops 18,000 for first time since last July

April 18, 2016 9:12 PM

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Wild ride: Dow tops 18,000 for first time since last July

The index jumped about 100 points to close above 18,000 on Monday for the first time since July 2015.

It's a pretty sweet milestone considering the Dow plunged to just 15,451 in January, as Wall Street freaked out over the crash in oil prices and China's economic slowdown. Cooler heads eventually prevailed as investors realized the American economy is not collapsing and cheap oil is actually good fo...

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