US stocks end the up and near highs


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    S&P up 0.66%. Nasdaq up 0.86%

    The US stock market is ending the day's session with solid gains and near high levels:
    • S&P index is up 0.64% or 13.88 points to 2177.01. The high came in at 2179.99.
    • Nasdaq is up 0.84% or 44.342 points to 5339.523. The high was 5342.87.  it is another record high close for the NASDAQ composite index.
    • Dow is up 0.53% or 97.80 points to 18391.63.  This index reached 18449.85 at the peak.
    Amazon traded above $800 for the first time in it's histroy. It is currently trading at $804.70 plus $14.96 or 1.89%..  Apple added about $1.07 to 114.62 or 0.94% on the day. 

    In the US debt market yields, the yield curve flattened with the 2 year note little changed and longer maturities down -2 to -3 basis points.

    • The 2-year yield is unchanged for the 3rd day in a row at 0.774%
    • five-year note 1.1674%, -2 basis points
    • 10 year note 1.620%, -3 basis points
    • 30 year bond 2.3434%, -3 basis points
    In other markets:
    • Crude Oil was higher for most of the day with the October contract currrently trading at $46.11, up 1.72%
    • Gold is higher on the day with spot trading at $1337.23, +$3.71 or 0.28%
    • Thomson Reuters/CRB index is higher by 0.79% on the day

    The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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