Brands rallied today on Wall Street. The Dow added more than 420 points, marking its largest one-day advance since November 2011. Technology stocks such as Microsoft, IBM and Apple led the way up as oil continued to slide.
Indices closed in the green zone on Wednesday. Stocks gained on FOMC comments as well as other economic news. Comments from the latest FOMC meeting showed the Federal Reserve would remain “patient” in deciding when to lift rates and that a hike earlier than the next couple of months was unlikely.