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Wall Street closes higher and the S & P 500 wins a new record

Wall Street closed today higher and the Dow Jones, its main indicator, advanced 0.26%, while the S & P 500 reached a new historical record, animated by a good data on the health of the labor market in the United States.

At the close of the trading session, the Dow Jones advanced 55.47 points and ended at 21,006.94 whole, the selective S & P 500 added 0.41% to 2,399.29 units and the Nasdaq composite index rose 0.42% Up to 6,100.76 points.

New York-based traders finally bet on buying, boosted by the official employment report for the month of April in the United States, which beat all analysts’ forecasts.

The Labor Department reported that the unemployment rate fell by one tenth and stood at 4.4% in April, the lowest in a decade, in a month in which 211,000 new jobs were created, dissipating fears after The disappointing figures for March.

Most of the day, the Dow Jones was tinged with red dragged by IBM, who led the losses in that index after being known that the investor Warren Buffet has sold about a third of the shares that had in the computer group.

In the end, almost all sectors on Wall Street ended up as energy (1.94%), raw materials (1.49%), industrial (0.51%), technological (0.45% ) Or financial (0.41%), while only the toilet (-0.08%) fell.

DuPont (2.98%) led more than two-thirds of the Dow Jones’s 30-share earnings, with Verizon (1.77%) and Apple (1.66%) Levels never seen in its history on Wall Street.

On the other side of the chart was IBM (-2.51%), ahead of Nike (-0.95%), Visa (-0.57%), Johnson & Johnson (-0.35%), JPMorgan Chase (-0.11%), Intel (-0.08%), 3M (-0.06%) and American Express (-0.01%).

At the end of the trading session, Texas oil rose to $ 46.34, gold advanced $ 1,230, ten-year government bond yields rose to 2,350% and the dollar lost ground to the euro, which was changed to $ 1,0998.

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