New York, Dec 27 (EFE) .- Wall Street opened higher this Monday and its main indicator, the Dow Jones of Industrialists, added 0.16%, in line with the good rhythm of last week, in which cleared many of the fears about the omicron variant of covid-19
Ten minutes after the start of the session on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones rose 56.22 points to 36,006.78; While the selective S&P 500 gained 0.50% or 23.44 units, to 4,749.23.
For its part, the composite index of the Nasdaq market, in which the technology with the highest valuation is listed, climbed 0.65% or 101.93 integers, to 15,755.30.
The New York stock market dawned green today after the S&P 500 closed last week marking a new record. In the weekly accumulated, the Dow Jones rose 1.65% last week, the S&P 500 rose 2.27% and the Nasdaq climbed 3.18%.
“Optimism about omicron continues to help drive risk assets higher as markets continue to believe that while COVID-19 cases skyrocket, hospitalizations will remain low and as such there will be no major lockdowns. “said the president of the firm Seven Reports, Tom Essaye, in a note.
In addition, a good data was known about consumption in the country: That Americans spent 8.5% more on retail purchases in the Christmas season this year (between November 1 and December 24) than in those of the year above, according to the Mastercard company.
According to company data, compared to the Christmas season before the pandemic (2019), consumer purchases grew by 10.7% this season.
The airlines, however, have been hit after a weekend with thousands of flight cancellations in the United States and around the world.
United Airlines yielded 1.89% at the opening today, American Airlines 2.25% and Delta 1.83%