DOW closes above 21,000 for the first time ever after Trump speech to Congress

Stocks have rallied consistently since Trump’s election, fueled by optimism; Wall Street gives speech standing O


3/1/17 – (The Hill) The Dow spiked more than 300 points (1.5 percent) by 1 p.m. ET, peaking at 21,141 points at 12:30 p.m. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ also rose roughly 1.4 percent each.

The rally came one after President Trump’s speech to Congress, in which he repeated campaign promises to cut corporate taxes and unwind Obama administration regulations without providing specifics.

Republicans and some political pundits praised Trump for communicating his long-held policy platform in an optimistic way, while Democrats said the president merely repackaged the same ideas they loathe in a gentler tone with no details.


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