The exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks the Nasdaq 100 hit a three-month high in trading yesterday after its 10 most-heavily weighted components moved higher. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to stick if the midday retreat in the markets holds, though.
Apple (AAPL) gave the index a boost after it posted earnings that exceeded expectations at the close of trading on Wednesday. Apple is the index’s most heavily-weighted component, with 10.4% of assets. Qualcomm (QCOM) is the third largest component, with 5.7% of assets. The wireless technologies company also had reported stronger than expected earnings.
For the first time since last year, the Dow Jones industrial average scooched above its trend line, the 200-day moving average. It closed at three-month highs after the dollar strengthened and oil prices fell slightly, reports CNN Money.
The DIAMONDS Trust, Series 1 (DIA) closed at their highest point since Jan. 3.
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