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The markets look set to be supported in the day, chugging ahead to an eventful Wednesday.
Wall Street clocked gains for a second day of the week, having earnings helping the indices up another leg. A 105.1% surprise on the upside for Caterpillar Q1 earnings per share shot the construction and mining stock to the top gainer position on the S&P 500 index with 7.86% increase in share price. Together with the outperformance of McDonald’s, the Dow Jones benefitted from this tide of strong earnings and gained 1.12% on Tuesday.
Clearly, the elimination of the French election risk and the anticipation of President Donald Trump’s tax announcement continue to give the market confidence to continue to buy into the US stock market. Prices for the S&P 500 can be seen once again teeing the recent high ahead of 2400. Watch for false breaks, though a close above the all-time high today could bring in a fresh wave of interest.