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S&P 500 has best day since June; treasures drop: markets wrap

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Bloomberg3/2/2021 9:12 AM GMT+08  • 3 min read
S&P 500 has best day since June; treasures drop: markets wrap
Stocks climbed as confidence returned to markets, with investors shaking off concern about the impacts of higher Treasury yields.
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Stocks climbed as confidence returned to markets, with investors shaking off concern about the impacts of higher Treasury yields.

In a broad-based rally, the S&P 500 notched its biggest advance in almost nine months, the Nasdaq Composite jumped 3% while the Russell 2000 of small caps outperformed. GameStop Corp. added to last week’s surge of over 150%, with retail investors promoting the stock on social-media platforms such as Reddit and StockTwits. After the close of regular trading, Zoom Video Communications Inc. soared as its revenue forecast topped Wall Street’s estimates.

Longer-dated Treasuries resumed their selloff even as intermediate maturities found support, with traders priming themselves for how Federal Reserve officials slated to speak this week might respond to the recent tumult. Investors piled back into risk assets as stocks rebounded following a rout that was triggered by concern that massive stimulus as well as progress in battling the coronavirus have left some areas of the economy at risk of possibly overheating. The S&P 500 extended a rally from its March 2020 lows to about 75%.

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