Investors responded positively to the speech by Fed chair Powell, flagging a scaling back of the size of rate hikes while at the same time expecting rates to lift to higher levels than previously thought. At the close of trade, the Dow Jones index was up by 737 points or 2.2%. The S&P 500 index was up by 3.1%. The Nasdaq index rose by 484 points or 4.4%.
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