U.S. stocks closed higher, extending Monday’s rally following upbeat earnings results and strong factory data.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc GS, Johnson & Johnson JNJ and Lockheed Martin LMT reported upbeat quarterly earnings on Tuesday. Industrial production in the US, meanwhile, rose 0.4% from a month ago in September versus a revised 0.1% decline in August and above analysts’ estimates of a 0.1% growth.
The Nasdaq 100 climbed 0.8% to close at 11,147.74 on Tuesday amid a decline in Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN shares, while the S&P 500 rose 1.14%. The Dow Jones climbed around 338 points to settle at 30,523.80 in the previous session.
All the major sectors on the S&P 500 closed on a positive note, with industrials and materials stocks recording the biggest surge on Monday.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell 1.4% to 30.92 points.
What is CBOE Volatility Index?
The CBOE Volatility Index, popularly known as VIX, is a measure of the equity market’s expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index call and put options.
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