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Historic Stock Market Surge: S&P 500 Rises 22.1% in 15 Weeks Amid Improved Earnings and Interest Rate Expectations


Feb 13, 2024
Historic Winning Streak for US Stocks as New Limit is Broken on Friday

The stock markets in New York closed on Friday with the S&P 500 rising 22.5 percent over the past 15 weeks, marking a historic increase. This index describes the price development of the 500 most important companies in the United States. According to Dow Jones market data, the S&P 500 index has risen in 14 out of the last 15 weeks, with the last time it saw a similar winning streak being in 1972 during Richard Nixon’s presidency.

The S&P 500 index is now up 22.1 percent over 15 weeks, which is the largest consecutive gain for the index since August 28, 2020. The index crossed 5,000 for the first time on Friday, and other US stock market indices have also been rising at a historically high pace. The Nasdaq Composite index has seen a similar rise for 14 weeks out of 15, and the Dow Jones DJIA has only had such a long rising period 14 times since its establishment.

Investors have been inspired by several factors that have led to this growth, including improved earnings of companies, especially in large technology companies, and an expectation of future interest rate decreases from the US central bank. Additionally, there is a potential for efficiency improvements brought about by artificial intelligence in these companies as well.

Last year, economic growth was expected to slow down due to concerns about COVID-19 but instead it continued to rise and led to a significant increase in American stock markets.

Overall, this sustained growth in major stock market indices is an encouraging sign for investors looking for long-term investment opportunities and businesses looking to expand their operations.

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