The Dow ended at an all time high bumping up 32.37 points (.2%) to 16,583.34 points. The Dow was not the only one to rise. The S&P 500 rose 0.15 percent to 1,878.48 while the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5 percent to 4,071.869. A royal flush for the day indicating an improving economy.
Geopolitical risks still exist for Ukraine, Syria, and other areas of the world. Some Americans feel it may be best to invest in the U.S. to limit those exposures. Some of these exposures will continue on for more than a year and others are likely to be resolved soon. Investors often fear the unknown and make decisions based upon these inherent risks.
Some investment analysts are arguing it is best to invest in U.S. stocks. Emerging markets appear to have stagnated in growth while the U.S. appears to be moving forward into positive growth territory. None of the analysts discussed the emerging market hubs within the U.S. that are becoming ripe for focused investment and development.