The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 145 points in afternoon trade Thursday, but was on track to stretch its streak of closing below the closely-watched 200-day moving average (MA) to eight sessions. The 200-day MA, which many chart watchers view as a dividing line between longer-term uptrends and downtrends, currently extends to about 24,354, according to FactSet, up from about 24,344 on Tuesday. The Dow rose above the 200-day MA to an intraday high of 24,372.80 before falling back below it. When the Dow first closed below the 200-day MA on June 25, it was the first close below that technical benchmark since June 27, 2016, to snap a 501-session streak above it, the longest such streak since 1987. But back then, it closed below the line for just one day before climbing back above it. The last time it closed below it for more than one day was the 48-day stretch ending March 10, 2016. The Dow has gained about 67 points since it closed below the 200-day MA on June 25, while the 200-day MA has climbed 74 points.