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US: Wall St hits record high at open on trade deal hopes, strong earnings
[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes hit record highs at open as upbeat comments related to US-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials helped lift the mood.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 61.58 points, or 0.22 per cent, at the open to 27,843.54.
The S&P 500 opened higher by 11.29 points, or 0.36 per cent, at 3,107.92. The Nasdaq Composite gained 45.47 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 8,524.48 at the opening bell.