Dow Jones Industrial Average

Today's data summary

Market closed
% change
+1.38%
Value
24706.35
Change
+336.25
As of 00:13 21 Jan 2019

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Wall Street ends higher

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Wall Street shares have ended higher, buoyed by the news that China made an trade offer to the US that could resolve the trade war dispute.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.38% ahead at 24,706.35

The S&P 500 finished 1.19% higher at 2,667.38.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq ended 1.03% ahead to 7,157.23.

BreakingWall Street rises on possible China trade offer

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Wall Street shares have risen again, amid news reports that China has offered to increase its annual import of US goods by over $1tn over the next six years.

Both Bloomberg and CNBC are reporting the news, which was told to them by US officials. The offer was made earlier this month during trade talks between the two countries.

In 2018, the US trade deficit with China was $323bn. This deal would aim to reduce that annual trade difference to $0 by 2024.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now 360.6 points or 1.5% higher to 24,567.77, the S&P 500 is 20.4 points or 0.8% up to 2,656.34, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 62.3 points or 0.9% higher to 7,146.71.

Wall Street jumps on open

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Wall Street shares have jumped on open, due to positive December manufacturing data, as well as hopes that the US-China trade war will soon dissipate.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 304.3 points or 1.3% higher to 24,511.42. Top of the winners is chemical firm DowDuPont, rising 1.9% to $58.12. Yesterday the firm's agriculture division Corteva Agriscience announced plans to launch its soybean technology system in the US, Canada and Brazil this year.

The S&P 500 is 20 points or 0.8% up to 2,635.96, led by clothing retailer VF, which has soared 13.4% to $83.10 after strong earnings results.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 28.8 points or 0.4% ahead to 7,113.24. JB Hunt Transportation Services is top of the index, up 6% to $106, after reporting a rise in revenues.

Wall Street ends higher

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Wall Street shares have ended slightly higher, as investor confidence rose and then waned on the possible news that the US could lift trade tariffs on Chinese goods, which the Treasury then said was unsubstantiated.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.67% ahead at 24,370.

The S&P 500 finished 0.61% higher at 2,632.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq ended 0.71% ahead to 7,084.

Markets dip after news revealed to be rumour

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Wall Street has reversed gains, as it seems the news that the US could lift tariffs on Chinese goods could be just a rumour.

"Neither Secretary Mnuchin nor Ambassador Lighthizer have made any recommendations to anyone with respect to tariffs or other parts of the negotiation with China," a Treasury spokesman told CNBC.

"This an ongoing process with the Chinese that is nowhere near completion."

The Dow Jones is now up 0.4% to 24,307.75, the S&P 500 is 0.5% higher to 2,630.01, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 0.5% ahead to 7,072.97.

BreakingWall Street jumps on possible lift of trade tariffs

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Wall Street shares have jumped on the news that the US government is apparently considering easing trade tariffs on Chinese goods during the trade negotiations with China.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now 150.7 points or 0.6% higher to 24,357.86, the S&P 500 is 19.4 points or 0.7% ahead to 2,635.49, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 40.3 points or 0.6% up to 7,075.04.

Wall Street opens flat

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Wall Street shares have opened flat, as Morgan Stanley's disappointing results dragged down financial stocks, while energy shares were hit by a drop in oil prices.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 29.4 points or 0.1% lower to 24,177.74. Top of the losers is Home Depot, falling 2% to $173.41. The DIY retailer has been impacted by a disappointing fourth quarter forecast from paintmaker Sherwin-Williams on Wednesday.

The S&P 500 is 2.8 points or 0.1% lower to 2,613.26. Digital storage device maker Wastern Digital leads the losers, dropping 5.1% to $35.89. On Monday, Evercore downgraded its stock to "under perform".

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 13.2 points or 0.2% ahead to 7,047.89. JB Hunt Transportation Services is top of the winners, rising 2.4% to $99.27, ahead of its earnings results announcement after the market closes on Thursday.

Wall Street ends higher

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Wall Street shares have ended higher, as positive earnings results from US banks boosted investor sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.59% ahead at 24,207.

The S&P 500 finished 0.22% higher at 2,616.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq ended 0.15% ahead to 7,035.

Wall Street opens higher

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Wall Street shares have opened higher, boosted by positive bank earnings results.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 127 points or 0.5% higher to 24,192.54. Top of the winners is Goldman Sachs, which has climbed 3.6% to $186.33 after reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter profits.

The S&P 500 is flat - just 8.4 points or 0.3% ahead to 2,618.66. United Airlines owner United Continental leads the winners, rising 6.4% to $86.36 after raising its earnings growth outlook for 2019.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 48.7 points or 0.7% up to 7,072.50. Wynn Resorts is top of the winners, climbing 4.6% to $112.70 after Stifel reiterated a "buy" rating on its shares.

Wall Street ends higher

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Wall Street shares have ended higher, as stocks rose higher despite initially paring gains on the Brexit vote, aided by US President Donald Trump talking up US-China trade talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.65% ahead at 24,065.59.

The S&P 500 finished 1% higher at 2,608.57.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 1.7% to 7,023.83.