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US stocks gained momentum on Tuesday but closed off highs

FXStreet (San Francisco) - Another day and another record session in Wall Street as investors digested positive news from from Germany and Abe's decision to call early elections. The global concern is fading.

The Dow and the S&P reached all-time highs and ended at record close. The healthcare sector was the leader today as it rose 1.43%, followed by the industrials with +0.70%. All ten sectors rose on Tuesday.

The DJIA advanced 40.07 points or 0.23% to finish at 17,687.82; the S&P 500 added 10.48 points or 0.51% to 2,051.80; while the Nasdaq Composite won 31.44 pts or 0.67% to 4,702.44.

Oil declined to 74.30; while the gold climbed to trade above 1,200 but the metal failed to maintain levels and it closed at 1,196.

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