Stocks closed higher on Wall Street on Tuesday, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its first close above 36,000 points.
The Dow, the broader S&P 500 and the Nasdaq rose. The gains came before more news this week from the Federal Reserve and the job market. The Fed is considering ways to reduce its extraordinary measures to support the economy. His next policy statement comes out Wednesday.
The S&P 500 was up 16.98 points, or 0.4%, to 4,630.65.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 138.79 points, or 0.4%, to 36,052.63.
The Nasdaq rose 53.69 points, or 0.3%, to 15,649.60.
The Russell 2000 Index of Smaller Companies rose 3.74 points, or 0.2%, to 2,361.86.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 25.27 points or 0.5%.
The Dow Jones is up 233.07 points, or 0.7%.
The Nasdaq is up 151.21 points or 1%.
The Russell 2000 is up 64.67 points, or 2.8%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 874.58 points, or 23.3%.
The Dow Jones has risen 5,446.15 points, 17.8%.
The Nasdaq rose 2,761.32 points, or 21.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 387.01 points, or 19.6%.