The U.S. markets were in the green after an unexpected rise in the November NAHB Home Builder Sentiment Index outpaced economist expectations and global financial policy makers signaled their willingness to take further action to buoy their economies.
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Nymex Crude Oil continued to fall losing 1.36% to settle at $74.61 per barrel down $1.03. Gold prices rallied as the precious metal gained $13.6 to settle at $1,297.10 per ounce up 1.15%
The major indexes all had gains on the day with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting its 26th new all-time high close of the year at 17,687.82 up 40.07 points or 0.23%%. The S&P 500 also hit a new all-time high close, the 43rd this year, closing at 2,051.80 up 10.48 points or 0.51%.
The NASDAQ Composite jumped 0.67% to close at 4,702.44 up 31.44 points. The tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 also gained 0.67% and closed at 4,249.19 up 28.4 points.
The Small cap Russell 2000 saw climbed half a percent to 1,170.28 up 6.05 points. The Fox 50 gained 3.29 points to close at 1,447.26 up 0.23%.