Optimism on trade, online shopping pushes Wall Street to records

 Optimism on trade, online shopping pushes Wall Street to records

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq crossed the 9,000-point mark for the first time on Thursday and all three major Wall Street indexes posted record closing highs, boosted by optimism over U.S.-China trade relations and gains in shares of Amazon.com after a report signalled robust online holiday sales.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 106.28 points, or 0.37%, to 28,621.73, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 16.58 points, or 0.51%, to 3,239.96 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 69.51 points, or 0.78%, to 9,022.39.

(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Updated Date: Dec 27, 2019 03:05:39 IST