Nasdaq hits record close as French vote boosts stocks

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Nasdaq market site. (Kathy Willens, AP, file)
Nasdaq market site. (Kathy Willens, AP, file)

New York - The Nasdaq surged to a record close on Monday as US stocks joined a global rally following the strong performance by centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the first round of voting on Sunday.

The Nasdaq gained 1.2% to finish the day at 5 983.82 points, up about 67 points from a record set last week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.1% to end the session at 20 763.89, and the broad-based S&P 500 also advanced 1.1% to close at 2 374.15.

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Rand - Dollar
14.14
-0.1%
Rand - Pound
19.85
+0.0%
Rand - Euro
17.08
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Rand - Aus dollar
10.92
-0.2%
Rand - Yen
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Gold
1,824.01
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Silver
26.98
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2,889.51
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