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The TSX traded Monday above it's all-time closing high of 15,073 set in June 2008. ( Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark index today traded above its all-time closing high, beating the 15,073 record close in June 2008 before the global recession wiped out almost half of the index's value.

The S&P/TSX composite index hit 15,075.70 in the early afternoon on Monday, a rise of more than 70 points from Friday's close. It closed down at 15,040.43,

It's almost six years to the day since the TSX set its all-time record close of 15,073 on June 18, 2008.

But the index has yet to beat the intraday high, which was set a few days before the closing high, of 15,154 on June 6, 2008.