Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds
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Americans evenly divided in their opinions of how President Donald Trump is handling the economy with 46% saying he is doing a good job and 47% saying he is doing a poor job of making the US prosperous, according to researcher Gallup.
Wall Street’s main indexes were sharply higher in volatile trading Tuesday, supported by gains in financials, while technology stocks came under pressure again.
Overall the fundamentals are in place and earnings are expected to be strong, the reporting begins in earnest on 13 April.
Sentiment is positive overall on Wall Street
Spotify Technology SA (NYSE:SPOT) shares opened at $165.90, nearly 26% above the reference price of 132 a share set by the NYSE late Monday.
All 11 S&P sectors finished Tuesday in positive territory, with energy (+2.1%) being the top performer
The financials (+1.4%), consumer discretionary (+1.2%), industrials (+1.4%), materials (+1.5%), health care (+1.5%), and consumer staples (+1.4%) sectors also finished with solid gains, while the lightly-weighted utilities (+0.4%) and real estate (+0.3%) sectors lagged.
The most influential group, IT (information technology) finished higher by 1.0% The group’s turnaround helped boost investor sentiment, which has suffered in recent weeks amid a lack of sector leadership
The technology group has under-performed lately after pacing last year’s rally and a once positive start to Y 2018.
Likewise, the financial sector’s upbeat performance was also notable tailwind for investor’s positive sentiment.
Tuesday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +389.17 at 24033.36, NAS Comp +71.16 at 6941.28, S&P 500 +32.57 at 2614.45
Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 900-M/shares exchanged
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE for a 1.74-to-1 ratio and for 1.50-to-1 ratio on the NAS.
- NAS Comp +0.6% YTD
- S&P 500 -2.2% YTD
- DJIA -2.8% YTD
- Russell 2000 -1.5% YTD
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