(CNBC) Stocks surged on Thursday after the U.S. and China agreed to meet next month in Washington to discuss trade.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 372.68 points, or 1.4% to 26,728.15. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3% to close at 2,976, led by a 2.1% gain in the tech sector, and closed around 1.7% from its record high. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.75% to 8,116.83.
“You have to be careful as we come up to 3,000 on the S&P 500,” said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade. “I think we’re going to have a tough time breaking through it unless there is some news other than they’re going to talk.”
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“At some point, the proof is going to have to be in the pudding,” he added. “I don’t know that we’re necessarily going to see that, so I think investors are going to have to be careful about getting too excited.”