Dow closes up more than 1,000 points in best day for Wall Street in 10 years as stocks rally back from Christmas Eve beating.
USA stocks posted their worst Christmas Eve session ever on Monday, as a ideal storm of concerns drove investors to bail out of a market that was already badly bruised. On Wednesday, the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city composite home price index showed a year-over-year gain of 5%, which was in line with expectations and down from the prior month's annual rate of 5.2%. The gains were enough to keep the S&P from tumbling into a bear market, defined as a 20 percent drop from its recent high.
USA stocks staged a furious rally a day after dropping to the brink of a bear market. The sector rose more than 6%, led by Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS) and Amazon.com, Inc.
Until Wednesday, the holiday season had been a big disappointment for investors and traders, with most of the losses coming in the previous four trading days.
The market had been down most of the day as the selling that has gripped Wall Street for most of December resumed.
The Dow finished Monday 18.9 percent lower than its closing high.
The Dow Jones was up 1,086.25 points, or 4.98 percent, at the end of trading, while the S&P 500 rose 4.96 percent and the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.40 percent. Markets in Ireland, Britain, Germany and France were closed on.
Stocks rose higher despite virtually no news - which may have been a catalyst in its own right. Investors have also been unnerved by the personnel turmoil inside the Trump administration, trade tensions with China, the slowing global economy and worries that corporate profits are going to slip sooner or later.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude jumped $1.02 to $45.63 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The S&P was up four percent Wednesday while the Nasdaq rose 4.8 percent. In percentage terms, that's a gain of almost 5 percent.
The Federal Reserve's decision to boost interest rates, concerns about slower global growth, and a partial USA government shutdown have caused unease among investors, leading to a sharp drop in us stock prices. The S&P 500 has averaged a 10.8% rise over the six months following such a washout, with only the minus 2525 reading in October 2008 resulting in a loss, though of only 5.9%.
The Russell 2000 is up 39.73 points, or 3.1 percent. Energy companies fell along with the price of oil.
Bank stocks fell along with Treasury yields.
In Europe, the benchmark Euro Stoxx 50 lost 1.1%.
Petroleum-linked shares also had a good session, with Chevron winning 6.3 per cent and Halliburton 5.1 per cent following the rally in oil prices.
Markets have been marked by turbulence in recent weeks as the US government shutdown, higher USA interest rates and the U.S.
Gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,273 an ounce and silver gained 2 percent to $15.12 an ounce.
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A dream year for Bumrah and India's quicks
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Sears to close Fairview Heights location
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Winter storm warnings begin Wednesday across much of state
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Putin oversees test of new hypersonic super rocket
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Dow Jones soars 1,086 points in largest single-day increase
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Tsunami toll now 429 dead, thousands homeless
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Leicester beat City to pull off second shock
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Oil prices rebound after Christmas Eve sell-off
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Qatar strongly condemns attack on Libyan foreign ministry
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Ahead of his 69th birthday, Sharif sent to 7 years in jail
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