Dow Tops 30,000 For First Time Ever

The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen on November 4, 2020 in New York. - Wall Street stocks were in rally mode Wednesday, shrugging off uncertainty over the still-unresolved presidential election and the likelihood of divided government in Washington.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.0 …
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday rose above 30,000 for the first time ever.

The Dow traded 520 points higher, or 1.75 percent. The S&P 500 climbed 1.6 percent, with all 11 sectors up. The Nasdaq climbed around 1 percent. The Russell 2000 hit an all time high, climbing around 1.9 percent.

The stock market has experienced a powerful rally as drug makers announced test results showing their coronavirus vaccines appear to be highly effective. The Dow is up nearly 12,000 points since its lows in March.

If the rally holds, November will have been the best month for stocks since 1987.

Energy was the best performing sector of the S&P on Tuesday morning, rising 4.5 percent. Year to date, the energy sector is down 34.86 percent as the pandemic beat down demand for fuel. Shares of Boeing rose 4.3 percent. Shares of United Airlines jumped more than 8 percent. Shares of rental car company Avis Budget rose 5.3 percent. Shares of Macy’s rose nearly 5.4 percent.

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