Stocks have spurted upward and added to their decent gains at midafternoon ahead of public dissemination of the anxiously anticipated independent counsel
and events surrounding his affair with
. Details of the report are already leaking out.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
was up 144 to 7759, the
was up 23 to 1003, the
Nasdaq Composite Index
was up 40 to 1625 and the small-cap
was up 6 to 351.
The 30-year Treasury bond was recently down 18/32 to 103 30/32, yielding 5.24%.
New York Stock Exchange
, 1,798 advancers were leading 1,143 decliners on 619 million shares.
Nasdaq Stock Market
winners were beating losers 2,286 to 1,641 on 528 million shares.
On the NYSE, 342 issues were at new 52-week lows while 15 were at new highs. On the Nasdaq, 272 issues were at new lows while new highs totaled 7.
Stocks have been beefed up in part by optimism on the earnings front, focusing particularly on
statement that it expects its third-quarter revenue to come in 8% to 10% higher than the second quarter's $5.9 billion. The Dow and the S&P opened lower this morning but reversed course after the president delivered a repentant speech before a group of religious leaders at the