Dow opens above 23000, powered by IBM (IBM, ABT, CVS, CMG)

Image Traders celebrate on the main trading floor of the NYSE as the Dow Jones Industrial Average passes 20,000 after opening of trading session in New York

U.S. stocks ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Dow touching 23,000 for the first time during the session, as investors were sifting through a batch of corporate earnings reports. IBM was up more than 9pc today, as investors were cheered by forecasts which suggested it would record finally return to growth after more than five years of declines.

Wall Street opened quietly on Tuesday as positive results from big investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley failed to fuel the optimism that has led the major indexes to record highs.

The index was trading up 6.7pc at 23,151.98 at the time of publication. The S&P 500 gained 1.72 points or 0.07 per cent to 2,559.36, Xinhua reported.

Shares of the largest USA health insurer UnitedHealth (UNH.N) touched a life intraday high and closed up 5.5 percent after the company reported a stronger-than-expected profit and raised its full-year earnings forecast.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 114.49 points, or 0.5 percent, to 23,111.93.

The dollar climbed higher, tracking higher U.S. Treasury yields, while news on a potential new hawkish Federal Reserve chair and the slow progress of U.S. tax reforms also supported the greenback.

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The 30-stock index is on track for a third session of gains, and on Friday the Dow posted a fifth straight week of gains.

Despite Republicans being in control of all three houses of government in the US, many are concerned that they will never be able to pass the legislation that Trump and other prominent lawmakers have promised.

Abbott rose 1.63 percent after the company's profit beat estimates, driven by strong sales in its medical devices business.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,669 to 815.

Here at home, the TSX has seen much more conservative growth having risen around 1,000 points in the 12 months.

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