RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-High-flying Market To Take Cues From Infrastructure Plans, Upcoming Earnings

NEW YORK, April 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure proposal and the upcoming corporate earnings season could offer investors fresh insight on the sustainability of a rally that has taken stocks to all-time highs.

The S&P 500 scaled 4,000 for the first time on Thursday and closed up 1.18% at 4,019.87, extending the benchmark index’s gain to nearly 80% from lows in March 2020. The rally has been driven by unprecedented U.S. stimulus measures and expectations that widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 will spur an economic rebound.

Evidence of strengthening economic and corporate growth could support investor confidence after a quarter that saw solid stock gains but also a worrying surge in bond yields and pockets of market volatility, including the wild ride in GameStop shares and the meltdown of highly leveraged family office Archegos Capital. Read more…..


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Warren Buffett addresses the US economic recovery and the current debt crisis at the 2013 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C.

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