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7/15, 10:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US stocks end at all-time highs as earnings kick off

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 reached records on the closing bell for the fourth time in a row on Monday, though the warning from the White House that digital assets are a national security issue and political bickering in the United States limited gains. Sentiment was still bright as the first companies started reporting results for the second quarter, where Citigroup was the first major player and lender. Oil slumped and Treasuries extended gains.

The oldest stock market index added 0.1% to 27,359.16 points, compared to the record at 27,364.69. It was led by Dow Inc., rising 2.41%. The Nasdaq 100 grew 0.3% in its third record close out of four but also the fourth day with all-time intraday peaks. The benchmark hit 7,969.794 points and finished at 7,966.926. AMD was the best stock, surging 3.55%. The S&P was up by just 0.02% for the day at 3,014.3 points after peaking at 3,017.8. CF Industries outperformed all others with 3.7% in the green.

The euro slipped 0.12% to $1.12575 at 4:00 pm ET. The pound dipped 0.47% to $1.25172. Gold pared losses and traded flat at $1,414.7 per ounce.

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