Wall Street stocks jumped today, with tech shares leading the way, as low trading volume and favourable economic data combined to push leading indices to fresh records.
All three major indices ended at all-time highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.7 per cent at 23,590.83.
The broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.7 per cent to 2,599.03, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 6,862.48.
Many of the biggest tech shares, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet climbed more than one per cent. Health shares were also strong.
The US economic calendar has been relatively light this week, but data releases, such as today's report on October existing-home sales, bested expectations.
The major indices have repeatedly hit records in 2017 amid improving earnings and expectations of a tax cut under President Donald Trump.
"After the selloff last week and the week before, we saw buyers coming in," said Quincy Krosby, chief market ...
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