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Another day of new records as S+P 500 almost touches 5,000

Well, it almost got there, but despite coming within an inch of reaching 5000 for the first time ever, the S+P 500 just missed out. The index traded to reach a high at 4,999.89 yesterday. It later posted its highest ever daily close, at 4,995.06, which was a gain 40.83 points on the session. Overnight stocks in Asia are mostly higher, but with some divergence between Hong Kong and mainland China. The Nikkei 225 almost reached 37k for the first time since 1990. That positivity has helped to keep the S+P 500 futures from backing off much overnight. The index is currently priced to reopen around 4,996

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