S&P 500 closes within 0.5% of a record as markets climb

U.S. stocks finished higher Tuesday, with the the main benchmarks notching multisession win streaks, as Wall Streets focused on solid corporate quarterly results over worries on U.S. trade relations with international counterparts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 127 points, or 0.5%, at 25,628, its highest level since Feb. 26, according to FactSet data, while the S&P 500 index notched a 0.3% gain to 2,858, within 0.5% of its Jan. 26 all-time high, boosted by an advance in the energy sector up 0.7%, and industrials, which also gained by about that much on the day. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 0.3% at 7,883.

Source: Marketwatch

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S&P 500 Poised to Rise Near Records as Wall Street Joins Global Market Climb

U.S. stock-benchmark futures climbed Tuesday, with Wall Street poised to join a global equity rally, as investors focused on positive earnings results and away from persistent tariff clashes between Washington and Beijing.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 93 points, or 0.4%, to 25,544, while S&P 500 futures rose 6.40 points, or 0.2%, to 2,856.50. Nasdaq-100 futures gained 22.75 points, or 0.3%, to 7,465.50.

On Monday, the S&P 500 index rose 10.05 points, or 0.4%, to 2,850.40, closing 0.78% off its record close of 2,872.87 reached on January 26. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 0.6%, while the Dow saw a more modest gain of 0.2%.

Meanwhile, the Cboe Volatility Index known as Wall Street’s fear index, was hovering near its lowest levels of 2018. The gauge, which reflects bullish and bearish bets on the S&P 500 in the coming 30 days tends to fall as stocks rise.

Source : Market Watch

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Hong kong Stocks Climb; Treasuries, Dollar Steady

Hong kong stocks rose Tuesday, though risk appetite remained subdued as earnings season continued. The dollar steadied and Treasuries were little changed.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index added 0.8 percent. Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.8 percent.

Equity benchmarks ticked higher in Japan and Korea with Australian shares posting declines. Hong Kong and Chinese stocks outperformed. Earlier, the S&P 500 Index closed at its highest since January as Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bolstered financial shares and higher oil prices boosted energy producers. The yield on 10-year Treasuries held below 3 percent and the Cboe Volatility Index fell to its lowest since Jan. 26.

Source : Bloomberg

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