Apparently, there was so much pent up demand for overpriced stocks that all the major averages posted nearly one percent gains.
Surely, this has something to do with the failed North Korean missile launch on Sunday, though there might be some Russian involvement in stocks going higher.
Then again, it just might be that speculators are taking one final dive into equities before this year's official federal income tax deadline (April 18), getting all they can out of super low interest rates.
Speaking of interest rates, the officials over at the Federal Reserve must be highly perplexed, with the 10-year note resting comfortably at around 2.20% yield. Somebody's happy, but surely not the millions of retirees who pine for the days when banks paid five percent interest on savings.
Those days are long gone, but the party continues. Hyperinflation for the win?
At The Close, Monday, April 17, 2017:
Dow: 20,636.92, +183.67 (0.90%)
NASDAQ: 5,856.79, +51.64 (0.89%)
S&P 500: 2,349.01, +20.06 (0.86%)
NYSE Composite: 11,427.08 +102.55 (0.91%)