The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) closed up 20.95 points, or 0.10% to reach a new record high of 21,553.09. The session marked the second straight day the Dow closed at record highs and the 24th record-breaking session since the election of President Donald J. Trump.
The Dow Jones has been up 8% over the last six months, the best first-half performance since 2013.
The S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) closed up 4.58 points to 2,447.83, or 0.19%. It’s risen 8.2% over the last six months, also the best first-half performance since 2013.
The Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ:.IXIC) closed up 13.27 points, or 0.21% to 6,274.44. The 14.1% gain for the Nasdaq over the last since months marks the strongest performance since 2009, the year after the financial crisis came to an end.