Dow busts through 21000 threshold on feel-good Trump message

Dow busts through 21000 threshold on feel-good Trump message

The stock is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday under the "SNAP" ticker.

Enthusiasm for Trump's plans to cut taxes, loosen regulations and ramp up fiscal spending have bolstered shares alongside signs of improvement in the USA economy.

Investors were also encouraged Wednesday when top officials of the USA central bank said they were closer to raising interest rates.

United States shares are indicating a soft start but so small is the move that they could head for a fresh record high on Tuesday.

The yen traded at 112.77 per dollar, after slipping for two days. Northrop Grumman gained $3.55, or 1.4 percent, to $248.60. The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 2.46 percent from 2.40 percent late Tuesday.

The chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade in Chicago, JJ Kinahan said, "If he comes out next week and there are little or no details other than that it is going to be great, that is going to be a time where we could have the first sort of crack in the armour".

The Fed said reports from all twelve districts indicated that the economy expanded at a modest to moderate pace from early January through mid-February. Lockheed Martin climbed $5.18, or 2 percent, to $269.36. Given that stock prices have run up on expectations that Trump will deliver on his campaign promises, investors say it is important for him to offer more specific details about his economic plans and find some common ground with fellow Republicans. "Given this, all focus instead turned to the slew of hawkish rhetoric from Fed speakers".

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Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen is slated to speak on Friday.

In addition, US stocks are more expensive than their historical averages by some measures. The benchmark index briefly topped 2,400 for the first time after finishing February with its best monthly gain since March.

Stocks saw continued strength following the release of the Fed's Beige Book, a compilation of anecdotal evidence on economic conditions in the twelve Fed districts. By comparison, the Dow is now up about 5.4 percent this year, so there's a long way to go before the market becomes as stretched as it was 30 years ago, Detrick said. Banks led gains among all industries. Raytheon added $1.35, or 0.9 percent, to $154.83.

Wednesday was the biggest, one-day point lift for the blue-chip index since Election Day 2016. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which notched its 12th straight record closing high on Monday, was flat at 20,833. Britain's FTSE 100 was up 1.1 percent.

Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, with financials dropping the most by 0.3 percent.

OIL & GAS: Benchmark U.S. crude was up 41 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $54.41 a barrel in NY. Oil ended last month 2.3 percent higher.