DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead
The DJIA marked aother record high Monday, with banks and retailers surging and tech falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts.
The S&P 500 ended with a small loss after hitting an intra-day all-time high on the day, while the technology-heavy NAS Comp dropped 1.05%.
Bank of America, (NYSE:BAC), JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), and Citigroup (NYSE:C) rose over 2% after the US Senate approved its tax bill early Saturday.
This will likely result in increased dividends and share repurchases, and that makes valuations more reasonable and should extend The Trump Rally.
Investor money rotated out of techs to buy banks, department stores and other stocks seen benefiting from lower taxes by selling technology stocks, which have become relatively expensive after leading the market’s gains this year.
People are rotating into consumer discretionary and away from technology because of tax advantages from the new bill.
Monday, the US major stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +58.46 at 24290.05, NAS Comp -72.22 at 6775.35, S&P 500 -2.78 at 2639.44
Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at: 987.2-M/shares exchanged.
Breadth: Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.03-to-1 ratio; on NAS, a 1.27-to-1 ratio favored decliners.
- NAS Comp +25.9% YTD
- DJIA +22.9% YTD
- S&P 500 +17.9% YTD
- Russell 2000 +12.9% YTD
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