NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Nervous bulls and market bears warning of market tops and imminent corrections have been put on mute after U.S. equities collectively hit another big, round number.
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Stock futures on Tuesday were pointing to gains a day after the S&P 500 crossed the 2,000-point milestone. Confidence remained from reassurances last week by top central bankers that the underpinnings of the stock market, as predicated by ultra-low interest rates, will remain intact.
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Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 16 points, or 18.13 points above fair value, to 17,072. S&P 500 futures rose 1.25 points, or 1.08 points above fair value, to 1,996.25. Nasdaq futures were up 5.5 points, or 2.62 points above fair value, to 4,069.
The S&P 500 smashed its way through 2,000 on Monday, more than tripling from its low on March 9, 2009 of 666 and surging from the 3.9% dip from July 24 through Aug. 7, propelled by deals announcements and new confidence in Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.