Trump speech, Fed talk catapult Dow past 21,000 | Reuters

NEW YORK The Dow blasted through the 21,000 mark for the first time on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's measured tone in his first speech to Congress lifted optimism and investors viewed a looming interest rate hike as a glass half full. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 303.31 points, or 1.46 percent, to 21,115.55, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 32.31 points, or 1.37 percent, to 2,395.95 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 78.59 points, or 1.35 percent, to 5,904.03.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Published Date: Mar 02, 2017 03:00 am | Updated Date: Mar 02, 2017 03:00 am