Dow Jones Common Hits 30,000 For First Time As Wall Avenue Bets On 2021 Bounce

Nov 24 (Reuters) — The Dow Jones Industrial Common breached the 30,000-mark for the primary time on Tuesday, as optimism that COVID-19 vaccines will open the way in which to financial restoration subsequent yr fueled Wall Avenue’s rebound from a pandemic-driven crash this yr.

World inventory markets sank in February and March because the novel coronavirus unfold throughout Europe and the USA, abruptly halting a bull run that dates again to the aftermath of the 2008 monetary disaster.

Whereas U.S. financial exercise is reeling from the harm inflicted by lockdowns and employment is at ranges final seen in 2015, a raft of financial and monetary stimulus has powered Wall Avenue’s essential indexes again to document highs.

The technology-heavy Nasdaq is buying and selling simply round 12,000 factors after crossing 10,000 for the primary time in June, whereas the S&P 500 has soared 65% since crashing to a more-than-three-year low in March.

For the blue-chip Dow, the journey to 30,000 from the 20,000-mark took lower than 4 years, a a lot quicker climb than the earlier 10,000-point clamber, which took almost twenty years. The rise from 29,000 to 30,000 took the Dow about 10 months.

(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Arun Koyyur)

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