Stock markets boom as hopes rise for US economic stimulus and Covid-19 vaccine


S&P edges towards all-time record with oil prices and hospitality stocks rising as investor optimism rebounds

US stock markets moved closer to record highs on Tuesday after investors bet on a fresh round of government spending to lift the economy and counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The S&P 500, seen as the broadest measure of US investor sentiment, raced to a 10-point gain by mid afternoon to leave it just 16 points short of the all-time high reached in February.

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