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S&P 500 closes above 5000 for the first time

The S&P 500 climbed to a new all-time high of 5026 on 9th February 2024

Stocks rose on Friday 9th February 2024 after December’s revised inflation reading came in lower than first reported, and the S&P 500 closed above the key 5,000 level as strong earnings and economic news came in.

A solid earnings season, easing inflation data and a resilient economy have charged 2024′s market rally. It propelled the S&P 500 to close above the 5,000 level after first touching the milestone during the trading week. The index first crossed 4,000 in April 2021.

We are enjoying good news at an economic and earnings level, and the market is reacting positively. The longer the good news story plays out, the more likely it will be that the market will hold from here.

But it won’t take much to spoil the party, right now I don’t know what that might be…?

S&P 500 1-year chart 9th February 2024 – new all-time high of 5026

S&P 500 1 year chart 9th February 2024 – new all-time high of 5026

FOMO or the fear of missing out is likely playing its part here too.

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