Technology companies led the stock market higher on Monday, pushing the Standard
A pair of strong economic reports also encouraged investors. Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit a three-year high.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 106.20 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 14,818.75.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 27.76 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 3,307.02.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,714.61 points, or 13.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 287.51 points, or 9.5 per cent.