Another bullish year

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Party on, stock investors! The good times on Wall Street continued through 2014 as the economy gained momentum.

That party was highlighted by the Dow hitting a new milestone this week, topping the 18,000 threshold for the first time ever. The index is now up about 9% this year.

The Nasdaq and S&P 500 have enjoyed even bigger gains, rallying about 14.5% and 13%, respectively.

First published December 31, 2014: 4:47 PM ET