We have seen a variety of encouraging signs that the country is optimistic about a pro-growth economy under President Donald J. Trump.
The dollar has gained strength. The stock market is setting records. Major corporations like GM, Chrysler, Ford, and SoftBank have pledged billions of dollars in investment that will create thousands of new jobs.
On the morning of the inauguration, the stock market sent yet another positive signal.
U.S. equities traded higher on Friday as all eyes turned to Washington for President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration.
The Dow Jones industrial average briefly gained more than 100 points before holding about 90 points higher, with Procter & Gamble and IBM contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 gained half of a percent, with telecommunications rising more than 1 percent to lead advancers. The Nasdaq composite also advanced 0.5 percent.
Hopefully, the slowest recovery since World War II will finally start to turn around under this new leadership.