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U.S. Markets Advance After Fed Policy Meeting

Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Wednesday, January 30. All major U.S. stock indexes advanced on encouraging news from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ gained 1.8%, 1.6% and 2.2%, respectively. Meanwhile, ADP revealed that private-sector job growth easily surpassed expectations with 213,000 new jobs in January, well ahead of the 174,000 forecast. On the earnings front, Boeing’s stock surged more than 6% on strong quarterly earnings, revenue and forward guidance. Microsoft, on the other hand, fell 3% in after-hours trading after beating profit expectations but coming up short on revenue.

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