Dow Skyrockets 322 Points to Close North of 26000

The Journal notes that the records keep falling faster: The Dow took only 23 trading days to hit 25,000 from 24,000 on January 4, and the previous 1,000-point milestone (which actually happened twice: getting to 11,000 and 21,000) took 24 trading days.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 108 points, or 0.4%, to 25901 shortly after the opening bell.

Earnings are off to a strong start so far in 2018.

The broader based S&P 500 is up 19 points at 2,805, while the tech heavy Nasdaq index is ahead by over 64 at 7,325.

Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa was among the climbers, adding 0.8 per cent to €28.92, while Bank of Ireland added 1.1 per cent to €7.97. When stocks are *very* In Play one can see a RVOL of 5 and above.

The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Market Index was reported at 72. They may have the wind at their backs as tax reforms mean US businesses and many taxpayers are poised to keep more of their money in 2018.

And while the stock market's intraday swing on Tuesday caught the attention of investors, the decline also marked the end of a nine-day winning streak for the benchmark index.

EARNINGS WATCH: Shareholders were watching for the impact of Washington's most recent tax changes on USA companies as earnings season for the final quarter of 2017 gets into full swing. (NYSE:XPO) have been seen trading -0.74% off of the 50-day high and 38.00% away from the 50-day low. "If you look at year-to-date performance, you have the broad popular indices up roughly 3 to nearly 5 percent in two weeks' trading". The stock had a trading volume of 3,678,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,993,367.

Shares of Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

But troubled engineering giant General Electric was the Dow's biggest loser, tumbling 2.9 per cent after reporting a US$6.2 billion fourth-quarter writeoff tied to problems in GE Capital, the company's finance arm. For the last six months, the stock has performed 54.59%. P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels. Nasdaq Journal (NJ) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument, unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own.