Dow hits new all-time high; stocks have been on rip-roaring rally since Trump’s election

“U.S. equities kicked off the week trading higher on Monday, unfazed by a key vote in Italy which led to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s resignation,” Fred Imbert reports for CNBC. “The Dow Jones industrial average gained around 50 points, after spiking more than 100 to hit a new record high, with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 advanced 0.51 percent, with energy rising more than 1.3 percent to lead advancers. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, trading 0.85 percent higher.”

“Stocks have been on a rip-roaring rally since the U.S. election, with the three large-cap indexes rising more than 2 percent,” Imbert reports. “Renzi said he would step down after being defeated in a referendum regarding his plan to overhaul the Italian constitution. Renzi said voters had shown a ‘clear’ rejection of legislative reform measures and that he would meet with his cabinet on Monday and then hand in his resignation to the President Sergio Mattarella, taking full responsibility for the defeat. The reforms would have made it so that the executive branch needs approval only from parliament’s lower house in order to pass laws. Legislation is a slow, arduous process in Italy, where there are a high number of lawmakers relative to the population, and where the two houses of parliament essentially have the same, duplicate powers.”

Imbert reports, “Market watchers also eyed news from the incoming presidential administration, after President-elect Donald Trump threatened payback for U.S. firms that moved abroad.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple brass, like everyone else, are in total “wait and see” mode.

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  1. MDN — While this article is news, please return to the regularly scheduled program: Apple news! If I want non-Apple related economic news, there are plenty of other outlets I can use.

  2. For the plutocrats this will be a relatively short bong-toking, beer guzzling binge party, good times will be had for… a few people. Then this country will wake up with a splitting headache hangover and there’ll be the crash, the big one that will make the equally Republican-driven Bush catastrophe look tame. Just remember: since Reagan this country has done much poorer economically under Republican presidents than with Democratic. Some day, we can only hope, this country will learn its lesson…

  3. All the big powerful men in Washington DC decided outsourcing companies for more profits. Now they changed their minds, they wanted insourcing. Only small little people are suffering here. Sighs!!!!.

  4. Nice to see MDN recognize the stock market as a meaningful measure of presidential impact.

    And quite I’m sure that MDN must be extremely impressed with the DOW’s growth under Obama.

    Jan 1 2009 DOW = 8000
    Oct 31 2016 DOW = 19124

    That’s an increase of 240%

    Makes the recent changes look rather like noise.

  5. Based on policy statements, administration hires, and Paul Ryan led congress, three things are guaranteed under a Trump presidency…

    1. By 2021 US economy will crater, costing millions of jobs.

    2. A massive financial system bail out will be required AGAIN.

    3. The US will enter a war that will ultimately be a poor strategic move as pre war arguments are shown to be false. A regime is toppled, in the vacuum, more terrorists.

    Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

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