The Dow Jones in the course of trading reached a historical high

The trader on the new York stock exchange. January 2017

Photo: Brendan McDermid / Reuters

The Dow Jones index set a historical maximum, for the first time in history, breaking the mark of 21,000 points. Reuters attributed this to the speech of Donald trump in front of Congress

According to Bloomberg, the Dow Jones during the auction reached the level of 21 058 points, which is a new historic maximum. As of 18:15 Moscow time the figure was 21 050 points (growth in comparison with the beginning of the session, made up 1.14%).

Rose and other indexes. S&P 500 rose 1.03%, to 2387 points, the index of technology companies NASDAQ — 0.97% to 5881 points.

According to Agency Reuters, on the position of investors was affected by the speech of the President of the United States Donald trump before Congress, announced his intention to reduce the tax burden and invest $1 trillion in infrastructure development and processing of health reform.

Affect the position of investors and the President of the Federal reserve Bank of new York William Dudley called for a rate increase.

Now on the exchange waiting for Friday’s speech by fed chair Janet Yellen, which can update information about a possible rate hike in the coming weeks.

On 14 December last year, the open market Committee, the fed raised its key interest rate to 0.5–0.75 percent. The reason for this was the positive data on the labor market and inflation.

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