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US: S&P 500, Dow open at record highs on trade deal optimism
[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes hit record highs on Thursday, helped by gains in technology stocks on signs of progress in US-China trade relations and a fresh batch of largely upbeat earnings reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 97.60 points, or 0.36 per cent, at the open to 27,590.16.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 10.24 points, or 0.33 per cent, at 3,087.02. The Nasdaq Composite gained 44.48 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 8,455.11 at the opening bell.