Amazon and Microsoft Nudge S and P 500 closes to record high

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We might hit the record and blow through it. As long as there are still strong earnings and there are no corporate blowups, there’s nothing that says we have to stop. Momentum can go on for a long time,” said the senior investment strategist Liz Young. The financial sector has raised by 0.48 percent as higher yields on the 10 year US.

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Financials really have been trading a lot with the bond market. To the extent that bond yields go higher, specifically on the 10-year Treasury note you seem to see rallies in financials,” said Chris Zaccarelli, the chief investment officer at Independent Advisor Alliance in Charlotte, North Carolina. The S&P 500 energy index has gained 0.72 % after the U.S. sanctions on the Iranian goods went into effect, intensifying the concerns about the supply.

Google parent Alphabet also rose 1.47% and the Microsoft moved up to 0.69 percent, thereby increasing a 0.33 percent gain in the technology index and S&P information. Amazon.com also added an 0.80 %.  The Internet retail and the infrastructure has provided the greatest lift to the S&P 500, followed by the Alphabet and the Microsoft.

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Tesla has jumped to 10.99 percent after the Chief Executive Elon Musk said that he was considering to take the electric car maker private. With the second-quarter reporting season winding down, 79 percent of S&P 500 companies have topped estimates. If the beat rate holds, it will be the highest on record, dating back to the first quarter of 1994, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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With the second quarter, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has raised up to 0.5 percent.The S&P 500 has ended the session at 2,858.45. The Nasdaq Composite added 0.31 percent to 7,883.66. Also, the CBOE Volatility Index, Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” has dropped to 10.93 points.  Broadridge Financial has raised up to 11.16 percent and the Mosaic has climbed 5 percent after reporting the quarterly results.

After the markets were closed, Walt Disney has added 0.53 percent ahead of its results. The S&P 500 has posted 31 new 52-week highs and the two new lows; the Nasdaq Composite has recorded 104 new highs and 70 new lows.

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