It was green across the screen today as the Dow saw its largest intra-day rally in eight weeks, jumping 296-points at the high. Monday was also the first time since February 17th the S&P had back-to-back gains. The longest drought of consecutive gains since April 1994. All 10 S&P 500 sectors ended higher for the first time since March 20.
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Leading the sectors higher: Energy and utilities. With only one trading day left in the first quarter, it's worth pointing out that energy and utilities are also this quarter's worst-performing sectors. There was also a slew of consumer-related stocks that broke out to hit all-time highs today. These included a handful of packaged food stocks still reacting to last week's Kraft-Heinz merger.
And will there be a last minute nuclear deal? Iran and six other nations are working to reach a deal by tomorrow's deadline. As talks come down to the wire, the west is looking to limit Iran from keeping fuel that could be used in nuclear weapons. Iran is now insisting on retaining fuel that was supposed to be sent to Russia.
We will be keeping a close eye on the talks as we reach the deadline Tuesday.
Also here's what to keep an eye on tomorrow, the S&P Case-Shiller index is out Tuesday at 9 a.m. ET.
Robert Shiller will be joining Liz Claman tomorrow during the 3 p.m. ET. hour on "Countdown to the Closing Bell."