U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday as technology stocks tried to recover from a wobbly performance last week.

The Dow Jones Industrials galloped 84.34 points to 21,468.62, surpassing a previous all-time high of 21,391.97, which was set last week.

The S&P 500 tacked on 12.61 points to 2,445.86, with information technology rising 0.8% to lead advancers.

The NASDAQ propelled higher 62.65 points to 6,214.40.

Large-cap technology stocks like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google-parent Alphabet all rose approximately 1% in early trade.
Tech is by far the best-performing sector of the year, rising 17.2% in the period.

There are no major economic data due Monday, but Wall Street paid attention to remarks from a key Federal Reserve official.

Before the bell, New York Fed President Bill Dudley said the central bank inflation should pick up as wages rise along with continuing improvement in the labour market.

Prices for the benchmark 10-year Treasury note dropped off, raising yields to 2.18% from Friday’s 2.15%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Oil prices gained 17 cents to $44.91 U.S. a barrel

Gold prices faltered $6.50 to $1,250.00 U.S. an ounce.

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