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Market Snapshot: Stocks close higher as technology shares rally

U.S. stocks kicked off the 3rd quarter on a good notice Monday, with the principle indexes reversing early losses to complete higher on the back of a rally in technology stocks. However, worries over industry tensions between the U.S. and its major buying and selling companions lingered, weighing on investors’ sentiment.

What did the principle benchmarks do?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +Zero.15% rose 35.77 issues, or Zero.2%, to 24,307.18. The S&P 500 SPX, +Zero.31% gained 8.34 issues, or Zero.three%, to 2,726.71 and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +Zero.76% climbed 57.38 issues, or Zero.8%, to 7,567.69.

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What drove the markets?

Recent buying and selling has been colored by means of uncertainty over industry policy, with investors in quest of clarity about potential protectionist adjustments to U.S. insurance policies and the way they could be met by means of retaliatory measures. A industry struggle is observed as providing an important headwind to global expansion.

On Sunday, President Trump said he sees his danger to impose global auto price lists as his largest weapon to extract concessions from buying and selling companions. At the same time, he called the EU “as dangerous as China” in hindering U.S. industry.

Meanwhile, a Financial Times report on Sunday said the European Union has threatened $300 billion in fresh price lists against U.S. merchandise if Trump follows through on his threatened 20% levies targeting the industry bloc’s auto makers. And Canadian retaliatory price lists took impact Sunday, with the ones measures serving as a reaction to U.S. metals price lists.

In any other important question mark, Axios reported that the Trump administration had crafted a draft bill that might declare America’s abandonment of World Trade Organization laws. This would necessarily give Trump a license to lift price lists at will, with out congressional consent and largely outside of the global laws governed by means of the WTO.

Trading may be risky this week, as some marketplace individuals will probably be out of the office for the Fourth of July vacation, for which markets will probably be closed on Wednesday. Lower buying and selling volume can exacerbate day by day swings.

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Which economic stories are in focal point?

A learn on June production from Markit came in at 55.4, when put next with a initial studying of 54.6.

Separately, the Institute for Supply Management’s production index rose to 60.2% in June from 58.7%. A learn on construction spending rose Zero.4% in May.

What had been strategists pronouncing?

“The build up in the ISM production index in June is a transparent signal that, for now no less than, the energy of the domestic economy is greater than offsetting any greater uncertainty on industry policy. However, with the greenback appreciating by means of 6% since April, global expansion slowing and retaliatory price lists just starting to bite, the [manufacturing] sector appears not likely to fare so well for lengthy,” Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a notice.

“This is generally a gradual week with the holiday, however there’s certainly colour available in the market this is causing it to be risky,” Mark Esposito, president of Esposito Securities, a Dallas-based asset supervisor.

“When Trump begins talking in regards to the WTO, China, these kind of giant economies and those giant threats, the marketplace is going to react to that. It creates turmoil, and people are getting pissed off with the entire backward and forward. I believe the long-term expansion story of the economy stays intact, however in the meantime the industry will could cause a lot of tremors in the brief time period,” he said.

Which stocks had been in focal point?

Large-cap tech stocks like Micron Technology Inc. MU, +three.89% Nvidia Corp. NVDA, +2.25% and Intuitive Surgical Inc. ISRG, +2.01%  had been notable gainers, helping the Nasdaq outperform the S&P 500 and the Dow. Micron rose three.nine%, Nvidia gained 2.three%, and Intuitive Surgical added 2%.

Auto-industry avid gamers such as General Motors Co. GM, +Zero.25% and Ford Motor Co. F, +Zero.27% had been in focal point on industry issues. GM on Friday warned the Trump administration that price lists on automobile imports would hurt its competitiveness, price U.S. jobs and lead to “a smaller GM.”

Other major auto makers joined GM in feedback to the U.S. Department of Commerce, together with Toyota Motor Corp. TM, -Zero.68% 7203, +Zero.10% which warned Friday that auto price lists “would have a unfavourable affect on all producers.”

GM and Ford reversed earlier losses to complete higher however Toyota stocks had been down 1.4% in Tokyo.

United Rentals Inc. URI, -1.94%  agreed to procure BakerCorp International Holdings Inc. for roughly $715 million in cash. Shares fell 1.nine%.

Alkermes PLC ALKS, +1.82%  rose 1.8% after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its long-acting injectable abnormal antipsychotic for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp. ADMP, +50.00%  jumped 50% after it announced a distribution and commercialization agreement with Novartis AG’s NVS, -1.10% Sandoz Inc. unit.

Compugen Ltd. CGEN, +4.55%  jumped 4.6% after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted a medical grasp on its investigational new drug application for an immuno-oncology healing antibody.

How did other markets fare?

European stocks SXXP, +Zero.42% fell sharply together with Asian markets.

Oil futures CLQ8, +Zero.91% settled lower after a weekend tweet from Trump hinted at a large potential manufacturing build up from Saudi Arabia. Gold futures  GCQ8, +Zero.38% settled 1% lower because the ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY, -Zero.28% gained.

—Victor Reklaitis contributed to this article

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