Blue chips rose for a sixth day, capping their longest winning streak since August on Wednesday, as an upbeat forecast from a top homebuilder and data from China pointed to a strengthening global economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> rose 44.29 points, or 0.43 percent, to 10,291.26, according to the latest figures. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 5.49 points, or 0.50 percent, to 1,098.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> put on 15.82 points, or 0.74 percent, to 2,166.90.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Kenneth Barry)