The Amsterdam AEX index closed at 801.71 points on Thursday.

This means that the index is above 800 points for the first time in its existence at the end of the trading day.

Last week she already touched 800.21 points during the trade.

The record is mainly due to ASML, Prosus and Shell on Thursday.

The AEX has been at a record rate for some time.

At the end of March, for the first time since September 2000, the indicator reached a closing price of more than 700 points.

Shortly afterwards, the highest point of all time was reached, when the AEX shot past the old record of 703.18 points.

That old record also dates from September 2000, when there was talk of the internet boom.

Shortly afterwards, the so-called internet bubble burst and the record price disappeared from sight for more than twenty years.

The AEX continued to rise this year.

The index reached 750 points at the end of July and then steadily increased.

On Thursday, the closing price came in at more than 800 points for the first time.

But those points aren't really that important at all.

Economists previously told NU.nl that such a record high does indicate that the stock markets are doing well, but that the number of points is not important.

Investors mainly look at the percentage that a certain stock has risen in a period that they consider important.

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