8/15/2016, 10:07 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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U.S. markets rally to record highs again

Stock markets in the United States kept rallying throughout the day, at another all-time high close on Monday, for the second time in a week. Among sectors leading in gains were materials, industrial, and energy, as oil prices rose well over 2%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.32% higher at record high of 18,635 points. DuPont, Caterpillar and Goldman Sachs were the best performers. Apple climbed up 1.23%, Microsoft advanced 0.31%.

The S&P 500 added 0.28% to close at record high 2,190 points. A mix of energy and tech companies led the gains. Chesapeake jumped over 9%.

The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.42% to 4,827 points. Micron gained 4.09% and Illumina rose 3.82%. Netflix lost 1.33%, and Facebook slid 0.78%.

The Nasdaq Composite was up 0.56% to close at record 5,262 points.

Key small-cap index iShares Russell 2000 was up 0.99%. In Canada, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.20%.

The U.S. dollar weakened 0.20% against the euro, and inched down 0.03% versus the Japanese yen. The greenback lost 0.27% to its Canadian counterpart at 10:00 p.m. CET.

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