Dow Jones Industrial Average unchanged
The Dow was unchanged to close at 27,691.49. The S&P 500 gained 0.16% to end the day at 3,091.84. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.26% to 8.486.09. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached record highs as investors mulled over the latest trade news along with news out of Disney.
China is ‘dying’ to make a deal
President Donald Trump said at the Economic Club of New York that China was “dying” to make a trade deal. He also lambasted China for cheating the U.S. in previous trade agreements. However, Trump did not offer new details on how the negotiations are progressing. This lack of clarity contributed to the major averages cutting some of their gains. Bottom line, stocks have been in a rip-roaring rally to record highs lately, but expectations around a U.S.-China trade deal are high.
Disney gains on streaming service, Rockwell Automation jumps
What happens next?
Wall Street will turn its attention to Washington on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies in front of Congress. Investors will look for clues about the Fed’s future monetary policy moves. Inflation data will also be on investors’ radars on Tuesday. Read more here.