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S&P 500 Hits Nearly Two-Year High

S&P 500 Hits Nearly Two-Year High

The S&P 500 achieved its highest closing level in nearly two years, defying concerns over rising inflation. Investors, buoyed by the prospect of the Federal Reserve initiating interest rate cuts early next year, propelled Wall Street’s benchmark index to a 0.5% gain on Tuesday. This marks the index’s strongest closing performance in 23 months, elevating its 2023 gain to an impressive 21%, and bringing it tantalisingly close to its previous record high in January last year.

The Nasdaq Composite also experienced a surge, rising by 0.7%, contributing to the overall positive sentiment in the markets. The rally in stock markets since early November highlights investors’ growing confidence that interest rates in the United States have peaked.

Despite persistent concerns about inflation, market participants seem unfazed, exhibiting remarkable resilience and optimism. This sustained confidence in the Federal Reserve’s potential for rate cuts in the coming months has become a key driver behind this market surge.

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