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By Yashaswini Swamynathan (Reuters) – U.S. stocks increased on Wednesday, with the S&P inching closer to its record high, as oil costs increased once again and chances of a rate of interest hike in the near term faded. Oil held above $50 for the 2nd successive day on supply interruptions in Nigeria, a drop in inventories and strong demand in China. [O/R] The energy index’s () 0.8 percent boost led the 9 advancers amongst the 10 major S&P sectors. Only the telecom index () was down, off 0.08 percent. Gains in energy stocks on Tuesday pushed the Dow above the 18,000 mark for the first time considering that April, while the S&P rose to within 23 points of its record high it touched in May 2015. A couple of concurrent bullish occasions such as demand for commodities and the S&P and Dow breaching vital resistance locations will likely keep the markets hovering near to tape-record highs, stated Adam Sarhan, president of Sarhan Capital. “Likewise oil has virtually doubled in cost in about 3-4 months. This sort of huge relocation shows that big organizations are buying the product and not just individual investors,” Sarhan stated. At 9:48 a.m. ET (1348 GMT) the Dow Jones Industrial Average () was up 73.62 points, or 0.41 percent, at 18,011.9. The S&P 500 () was up 6.83 points, or 0.32 percent, at 2,118.96. The index’s record high is 2134.72 points on May 2015. The Nasdaq Composite () was up 13.19 points, or 0.27 percent, at 4,974.94. Amongst energy stocks, Chevron (N:-RRB- rose 0.4 percent, while Exxon (N:-RRB- rose 0.6 percent to a brand-new 52-week high of $91.23. Chesapeake (N:-RRB- was up 8.2 percent and was the top gainer on the S&P. Investors have actually all but evaluated a rate of interest trek when Federal Reserve authorities satisfy on June 14-15, after remarkably weak regular monthly jobs data last Friday. Waning potential customers of a near-term rate hike pressed the dollar lower for the 4th day in a row, which in turn improved products. Gold increased to a near three-week high. Miners Freeport (N:-RRB- increased 3.5 percent and Newmont (N:-RRB- gained 3.8 percent. AbbVie (N:-RRB- fell 1.4 percent to $62.17, and was the biggest loser on the S&P, after Morgan Stanley (NYSE:-RRB- downgraded the stock. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,889 to 822. On the Nasdaq, 1,298 problems rose and 1,007 fell. The S&P 500 index showed 22 new 52-week highs and no brand-new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 29 new highs and 11 new lows. Disclaimer: Combination Media would like to remind you that the data consisted of in this website is not necessarily real-time nor precise. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex costs are not supplied by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and might vary from the real market value, implying prices are a sign and not proper for trading functions. Therefore Fusion Media does n`t bear any duty for any trading losses you might sustain as an outcome of using this data. Combination Media or anyone included with Combination Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as an outcome of reliance on the details consisting of data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals included within this site. Please be completely notified relating to the dangers and expenses associated with trading the monetary markets, it is among the riskiest financial investment types possible.