Stocks rose on Tuesday, as investors bet the Federal Reserve will stick to its accommodative policy to foster economic recovery, boosting growth-sensitive sectors such as financials, technology and industrials.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 51.01 points, or 0.52 percent, to end unofficially at 9,829.87. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> gained 7.00 points, or 0.66 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,071.66. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 8.26 points, or 0.39 percent, to close unofficially at 2,146.30.
(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Jan Paschal)