US equity indexes closed very significantly higher, sp +49pts (1.6%) at 3179. Nasdaq comp' +2.2%. Dow +1.8%. The Transports settled +1.6%.
US equities opened on a positive note, helped by both European, and especially Asian markets. The cooler dollar certainly also gave most asset classes an extra kick higher.
The President (not surprisingly) chimed in...
Indeed, a new historic high for the Nasdaq comp', helped by the US/global equity leader of Microsoft (MSFT).
The late morning and afternoon saw considerable chop, but leaning upward into the close.
Volatility was itself subdued, the VIX settling +0.9% at 27.94.
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