Apparently unable to stay weak for more than a day, stocks moved higher, again led by the strong Dow Industrials. 23,000 came and went, not even a bump in the road for this steamrolling market average.
World markets started things off, as the Asia Dow rose by 0.20%, the STOXX 600 by 0.29%, with the Global Dow also up 0.29%
Bonds gave up ground today, with the 10-year note down 11/32 and the 30-year down 29/32. The note's yield rose to 2.338%. The dollar was quiet, its index against other major currencies falling 0.06% to 93.41.
Crude oil registered a small gain, up 0.23% to $52.00/bbl. But the metals had another rough day. Gold lost $4, silver fell 3 cents, and platinum surrendered $14/oz. Despite stock market strength, XAU dropped another 0.83% to 85.06.
The day's final figures included a walloping 160 point gain by the Dow, which closed at 23,158. But the S&P rose ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.