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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Climbs After Fed Releases December 2016 FOMC Minutes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today climbed higher and put the index within 100 points of 20,000. The uptick came after the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its December meeting. The report indicates that the central bank raised rates as a direct response to Trump's incoming tax policies. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 […]

But that's not all you need to know - here's all the important stock market stories to look over for Jan. 4...


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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Climbs Ahead of FOMC Meeting Minutes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today is back within striking distance of 20,000 as investors prepare for the release of the minutes from the Fed Open Market Committee's meeting in December.

On Tuesday, the Dow gained 119 points thanks to a strong uptick in telecom stocks. Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) offered the biggest boost to the index.

Let’s look at the numbers for today, Jan. 4, for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq.


Maybe We Should Call These "Elaine Chao Stocks"

My colleagues have been busy making lists of "Donald Trump stocks."

I've done some of that myself.

But maybe we should rethink that a little.

Trump has said he plans to act more like a chairman of the board, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the cabinet handle the nitty-gritty of government.

So maybe we should be talking about "Elaine Chao stocks"…

After all, Trump's pick for secretary of transportation will head up much of the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure improvement plan.

But more importantly to our interests here, she'll be in charge of regulating self-driving vehicle technology.

If Chao's history as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush and secretary of labor under George W. Bush repeats itself, that's good news, because she's known for a light regulatory hand.

To us, that means public companies in the self-driving space are likely to see a big boost in share price over the next four years.

Especially the one we're looking at today.

You can already find its "pre"-autonomous driving technology in many of the most prestigious nameplates.

Its technology is the force behind two of the most "public" driverless car tests over the past couple of years.

And its shares are primed to soar as much as 40% in the next year alone.

Let's take a closer look at this "Elaine Chao stock"...