“A month-long rally on Wall Street, sparked by Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, extended on Thursday, driving major Wall Street indexes to record highs,” Yashaswini Swamynathan reports for Reuters. “”
“Investors have been betting on stocks of industrial and financial companies as they expect these sectors to benefit the most from Trump’s promise to spend more on infrastructure and simplify regulations. The small cap Russell 2000 and the Dow Transport .DJT indexes also hit record highs,” Swamynathan reports. “‘The market is projecting a lot more confidence in future growth, and I don’t expect any big pullback to derail the rally until the end of the year,’ said Chris Story, senior trader at Manulife Asset Management in Boston, Massachusetts.”
“At 12:28 p.m. ET (1728 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was up 88.47 points, or 0.45 percent, at 19,638.09. It touched an all-time high of 19,646.92 – 10th since the election. The S&P 500 .SPX was up 6.81 points, or 0.3 percent, at 2,248.16, slightly below its high of 2,248.73. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 28.65 points, or 0.53 percent, at 5,422.41, after hitting a record of 5,423.19,” Swamynathan reports. “Seven of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were higher, led by a 0.7 percent gain in technology .SPLRCT due mostly to Apple, while the financial sector .SPSY rose on gains in Bank of America and JPMorgan.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Now, we’d like to see some Apple all-time highs. Maybe after holiday quarter earnings results are released in January? And/or after new corporate/import/export tax plans become clearer?
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