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US equity markets rallied into the close of Friday’s (12 August) session to cap another strong week - Dow gained +424-points or +1.27%, The broader S&P500 rallied +1.73% to 4,280.15. The S&P 500 crossed a closely watched technical level of 4,231 points during last Friday’s (12 August) session, meaning the benchmark index has recouped half its losses since tumbling from its all-time closing peak (4,796.56) set on 3 January. A 50% retracement for some signals a bull market. All 11 primary sectors S&P 500 advanced on Friday (12 August), with Consumer Discretionary (up +2.30%), Information Technology (+2.07%) and Communication Services (+2.02%) all rising over >2%. The Philadelphia Semiconductors Index (+2.99%) and Dow Jones Transport Average (+0.49%) also advanced. The S&P500 Growth Index (up +2.06%) outperformed the S&P500 Value Index (+1.41%). The Nasdaq climbed +2.09% to 13,047.18. The small capitalisation Russell 2000 also gained +2.09%.