Dow Jones Industrial Climbs 410 Points, NASDAQ and S&P 500 See First Back-To-Back Gains Since Jan. 31
By Matthew Rocco , Ken Martin , Leia Klingel Fox Business // February 12, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: The Dow sees first back-to-back gains since February 1. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq see their first back-to back gains since January 31.
(FOX BUSINESS) – Stocks mounted a broad rally Monday, with the Dow surging more than 400 points, as the market recovered from recent heavy losses triggered by concern over rising interest rates.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 410.37 points, or 1.7%, to 24,601.27. The S&P 500 rose 36.45 points, or 1.39%, to 2,656. The Nasdaq Composite was up 107.47 points, or 1.56%, at 6,981.96, eliminating this year’s losses.
U.S. stocks are coming off a turbulent week in which the Dow recorded its largest-percentage decline since January 2016. Investors are closely watching the Federal Reserve, which could opt to raise interest rates at a faster-than-expected pace as inflation accelerates. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note hit a four-year high of almost 2.9% on Monday.
Shares of equipment makers and steel producers rallied after the Trump administration rolled out a $1.5 trillion plan to boost spending on infrastructure. Caterpillar (CAT) rose 2.1%, while U.S. Steel (X) jumped 5.8%. Other top gainers included Deere (DE), AK Steel Holding (AKS) and U.S. Concrete (USCR), companies that stand to benefit from increased infrastructure spending.
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