U.S. stocks hit record

U.S. stocks hit record

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On Thursday, U.S. stocks rose to close at new record high, after the ECB announced a series of stimulus measures.

The Bank has set a negative rate on reserves that banks hold more in its accounts that it was anticipated move, but some were also taken other measures aimed at increasing lending and inflation in the euro area.

According to the weekly report, jobless claims in the U.S. almost justified forecasts.

S & P500 rose 12.58 points, or about 0.7%, closing at 1,940.46. Underlying index for the 17th time peaked at closing.

Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98.58 points, or 0.6%, to 16,836.11. Index of “blue chips” also hit a record closing, the Dow and the S & P500 gained maximum gain from the 21st of May – more than two weeks ago.

Index high-tech Nasdaq Composite rose 44.58 points, or about 1.1%, closing at 4,296.23, which was not observed since the end of March.

Index of small-cap Russel 2000 rose by 22.72 points, or 2%, reaching 1,153.94, the first time since the end of April.

The ECB cut its deposit rate to a negative -0.10% with 0% as the base lending rate to 0.15% from 0.25%. Also announced was the preparation for redemption of securities backed by assets. Stoxx Europe 600 closed up 0.4%.

In the U.S., the number of weekly jobless claims rose to 312,000, almost confounding expectations of $ 311,000.

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