Here's a great real-world application of mathematics – the stock markets! According to CNBC, we learn that the stock markets soared again today:
“The 30-stock index closed 167.80 points higher at 23,441.76, hitting intraday and closing record highs. JPMorgan Chase shares rose 1.6 percent to break above $100 for the first time.
The S&P 500 gained 0.2 percent to finish at 2,569.13, with financials rising to their highest level in 10 years. Corning and 3M were the best performers on the index. The Nasdaq composite advanced 0.2 percent to end at 6,598.43.”
The author continues on:
“This is the busiest week of the earnings season, with about a third of the S&P 500 expected to have reported by Friday.
U.S. stocks closed lower in the previous session, with the Dow and S&P 500 breaking six-day winning streaks.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tweeted after the Dow hit a record: ‘Stock Market just hit another record high! Jobs looking very good.'”
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