How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday
The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index advanced Tuesday, led by companies that stand to benefit most from an upturn in the economy. That's a change from earlier in the year when investors favored lower-risk stocks with greater stability like health care companies, utilities and makers of consumer staples. All three major indexes — the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite — rose for a third straight day.
The Dow climbed 152.29 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 14,719.46.
The S&P 500 index rose 16.28 points, or 1 percent, to 1,578.78.
The Nasdaq composite rose 35.78 points, or 1.1 percent, to 3,269.33.
For the week:
The Dow is up 171.95 points, or 1.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 23.53 points, or 1.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 63.27 points, or 2 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,615.32 points, or 12.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 152.59 points, or 10.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 249.82 points, or 8.3 percent.