Goldman, Chevron Stock Surges Are Keeping The Dow Positive

There are two key reasons the Dow Jones Industrial Average is still up, when the other major market indexes are down--Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Chevron Corp. . Goldman's stock soared $4.78, or 2.2%, to a nine-year high, as the continued climb Treasury yields spurred further buying in financial stocks. Chevron shares jumped $3.16, or 2.8%, to a two-year high, as crude oil prices extended their surge above the $50-a-barrel mark. Those two stocks were adding 54 points to the Dow, which was up 42 points in afternoon trade. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 was down 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite Index was shedding 1.4% and the Russell 2000 Index fell 0.5%.

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