Lunedi, 25 Settembre, 2017

Dow Jones, S&P Stocks Close at Record Highs on Strong Tech Performance

US stock indexes follow global markets higher, led by tech Nikkei rises on Wall Street gains, other Asian indexes fall
Sveva Terracina | 20 Giugno, 2017, 00:21

Tech stocks rebounded on Monday in a reversal from a selloff early last week.

The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 72.12 points, or 1.17 percent, at 6,223.88.

The Nasdaq gained 87.25 (+1.42 percent) to close at 6,239.01, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,453.46, up 20.31 (+0.83 percent) from its open.

The buying interest on Wall Street was partly in reaction to strength in the overseas markets, which benefited from political news out of Europe.

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The gains Monday put major US indexes further into record territory.

The greenback was strengthened by comments from New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley who suggested the central bank remains on track to raise U.S. interest rates further.

Treasuries continued to decline following remarks by New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley, who predicted that inflation will gradually rise as a tight labor market leads to higher wages.


The Fed last week raised interest rates by 25 basis points following an improvement in the labour market. With the spike, the index reached its best closing level in well over a year. Shares soared 34% to 80.25 after the company revealed positive late-stage data for its ovarian cancer drug Rubraca.

Leading the recovery, Apple AAPL.O rose 2.6 percent, providing the biggest boost to the three major sectors. Micron (MU) and Integrated Device Technology ( IDTI ) posted standout gains.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,450.

Internet, software, and banking stocks also saw considerable strength on the day, while natural gas stocks bucked the uptrend.

The Dow jumped 144.71 (+0.68 percent) to finish at 21,528.99.

The major European markets also moved to the upside on the day.

The S&P's financial sector.SPSY was also one of the benchmark's strongest gainers with a 0.98 percent rise after New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said US inflation was a bit low but should rise alongside wages as the labor market continues to improve, allowing the Fed to continue gradually tightening monetary policy.

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