Moving into the last hour of trading on Thursday, stocks are holding near their highs of the day, well above the unchanged line.
Banking and real estate stocks are still leading the broader markets higher, with the Kbw Bank Index up 15.9 percent and the Morgan Stanley REIT Index up 9.7 percent.
Meanwhile, gold and utility stocks are some of the only losers of the session. The Amex Gold Bugs Index is down 1 percent, while the Philadelphia Utility Index is down a modest 0.4 percent.
Currently, the Dow is up 236.79 at 8,073.90, the Nasdaq is up 56.53 at 1,647.19, and the S&P 500 is up 28.14 at 853.30.
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