Dow Jones Sets New Record, Attempting 20,000 Threshold
U.S. shares set a new round of intraday records on Tuesday with Dow Jones Industrial Average nearing the 20,000 milestone ahead of the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting stating today.
The benchmark jumped more than 0.6 percent to 19,940, heading for a seventh-straight session of gains. The rally was led by shares of International Business Machines Corp., Nike Inc. and Apple Inc. which rose more or less than 2 percent each. Indeed, at the time of writing, International Business Machines Corp. added 2.37%, Nike Inc. gained 1.85% and Apple Inc. climbed 2.15%.
Investors are focusing on the Fed’s coming interest-rate decision which is widely expected to witness a change by a quarter percentage point. Markets will also closely scrutinize the Fed’s President Janet Yellen’s remarks for clues to the central bank’s plans for 2017.
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