Up 133, Dow Hits New '09 High

Data on home resales spur rally
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 23, 2009 3:18 PM CST
Up 133, Dow Hits New '09 High
Specialists confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Nov. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks rallied today on news that home resales jumped 10.1% in October and comments from the president of the St. Louis Fed reaffirming the government's extended commitment to support the credit markets, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow jumped 132.79 points to close at 10,450.95, a new high for 2009.
  • The Nasdaq added 29.97, closing at 2,176.01.
  • The S&P 500 rose 14.86 to settle at 1,106.24.
(More Dow Jones stories.)

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