The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75.65 points or 0.44 percent, to 17,076.87, the S&P 500 gained 9.52 points or 0.48 percent, to 1,997.92 and the Nasdaq Composite added 18.80 points or 0.41 percent, to 4,557.35.
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, lifting the Dow to an all-time high and the S&P 500 to its first finish above 2,000, after better-than-expected reports -- including a jump in orders for durable goods -- cast favorable light on the U.S.
U.S. stocks rallied on Monday, with the S&P 500 crossing 2,000 for the first time, lifted by a round of corporate deals and optimism that the European Central Bank would embark on further moves to stimulate the European economy.
Investors spend a lot of time fretting about when the Federal Reserve will begin hiking interest rates. With that in mind, strategists at Wells Fargo Advisors have gone back and taken a look at what stocks did the last two times the Fed started a ...