US stocks at fresh records as market eyes Fed decision

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New York - US stocks surged to fresh records on Tuesday, with the Dow jumping to within striking distance of the 20 000-point landmark, as the Federal Reserve began a two-day monetary policy meeting.

The gains in the US showed the post-election stock rally was still going strong.

Equity markets in Europe and Asia also lodged gains, while oil prices edged higher and the dollar advanced a bit against the euro.

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USD/ZAR
14.36
(-0.1)
GBP/ZAR
19.97
(-0.1)
EUR/ZAR
17.24
(-0.1)
AUD/ZAR
11.11
(-0.2)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(-0.2)
Gold
1,792.37
(+0.3)
Silver
26.71
(+0.8)
Platinum
1,230.50
(+0.0)
Brent Crude
68.96
(+0.1)
Palladium
2,985.50
(+0.3)
All Share
67,346
(0.0)
Top 40
61,537
(0.0)
Financial 15
12,357
(0.0)
Industrial 25
85,649
(0.0)
Resource 10
70,351
(0.0)
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