U.S. stock indexes on Wednesday fought to climb as the Dow attempted to notch a sixth consecutive advance after China exempted some American goods from coming tariffs, signaling some further easing in tensions between Beijing and Washington on international trade.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 26,900, with a sixth straight gain matching the blue chips longest win streak since the period ended June 10. The S&P 500 index edged less than a point lower to 2,977, while the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced less than 0.1% to 8,089. China said Wednesday that higher tariffs wouldn't be levied against some U.S. imports for a year, starting Sept. 17, and that it would review more goods for exemption. Stocks also climbed as yields for the 10-year Treasury rate gained to 1.75%, implying that investors were shifting out of the safety of government bonds in favor of riskier stocks. Bond yields climb as prices fall.
Source : Marketwatch