USA30 ended Monday’s trading up 204 points, or 0.68%, while TECH100 surged 0.87%, and USA500 climbed 0.74%. Apple, Walt Disney, Visa, Facebook, and Amazon led the pack, all of them adding at least 3%.
Note that gains in Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft accounted for more than half of the S&P 500's 16.6% total return as of Dec. 16. Furthermore, the technology sector, along with shares of big tech-related companies - Amazon, Google, and Facebook - accounts for approximately 37% of the S&P 500.
Elsewhere on the Asian markets, Japanese stocks hit a 30-year high, as investors were encouraged by the Brexit trade deal and the U.S. pandemic relief package. At the end of Monday’s trading session, Japan225 jumped by 2.4% to its highest since August 1990.
Sources: reuters.com, thestreet.com.