Pre-market trading report, March 26, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 91.19 points to finish at 16,367.88 on Tuesday. The Nasdaq increased 7.88 points to finish at 4,234.27, while the S&P 500 hit an intraday all-time high before falling to close at 1,865.62. Global stocks are up on positive U.S. economic data and an improved outlook on Ukraine.
Today's durable goods report is the most important data input of the week. A second solid gain would increase the outlook for the manufacturing sector. Meanwhile, Asian shares struck a two-week high this morning as investors saw good news on improved economic data and expectations that China will ramp up stimulus spending to keep its economy running above 7.5% growth.