By Stephen Culp
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside intensifying trade rhetoric between the United States and China.
All three major U.S. indexes closed higher following Monday’s sell-off.
Late Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion in imports from China would go into effect next week, escalating the tit-for-tat trade spat between the world’s two largest economies.
China responded on Tuesday by unveiling 10 percent tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. goods effective Sept. 24.
“Initially they were talking about tariffs in the 20 to 25 percent range, and that’s actually been lowered to 10 percent,” said Stephen Massocca, senior vice president at Wedbush Securities in San Francisco. “Maybe these numbers aren’t going to be as bad as initially thought.”
“There’s much more pressure on the Chinese to reach a deal than there is on (the United States), at this point,” Massocca added.
Tech stocks <.SPLRCT> were bolstered by news that Apple Inc
Trade-sensitive industrials <.SPLRCI> gained ground, with Boeing Co
The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 184.84 points, or 0.71 percent, to 26,246.96, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 15.51 points, or 0.54 percent, to 2,904.31 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 60.32 points, or 0.76 percent, to 7,956.11.
Consumer discretionary <.SPLRCD> was the best performing of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors, rising 1.3 percent.
The energy sector <.SPNY> advanced 0.7 percent as crude prices
Among losers, Tesla Inc
Insurer Marsh & McLennan
Defensive groups lagged, with consumer staples <.SPLRCS> ending down 0.4 percent. General Mills Inc
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.35-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.42-to-1 ratio favored advancers.
The S&P 500 posted 39 new 52-week highs and three new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 58 new highs and 83 new lows.
Volume on U.S. exchanges was 6.39 billion shares, compared with the 6.20 billion average for the full session over the last 20 trading days.
(Reporting by Stephen Culp; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)