A premium subscription is required to access this article. Article Date: 08/24/2016 Where Will the Dow Close at the End of the Year? On Dec. 31, 2015, the Dow Jones industrial average was 17,425.03. Down 2.2 percent for the year. In fact, 2015 was the Dow’s worst since 2008, marked by volatility driven by a rise in several impactful factors, including continued speculation over when the Federal Reserve would increase interest rates, falling oil ... Log in to view full article. If you already have a subscription, please log in with your email address and password. User Name (Email Address): Password: Forgot your password? Click here to have your password emailed to you. To purchase a premium subscription, please use the links below. One-year premium subscription with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $2,000.00. Monthly subscription (3 month minimum) with unlimited access to all articles including reprint rights (see terms and conditions) for $195/mo.