Stocks opened higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its recent rally to a fresh high and the Dow trading near 15,000, lifted by gains in Europe and Japan.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed above 15,000 to hit an all-time intraday high of 15,013.43. Caterpillar and JPMorgan led the blue-chip gainers.
So far this year, the Dow has surged an impressive 14 percent, while the S&P and Nasdaq have soared more than 13 percent each.
All key S&P sectors opened in positive territory, led by energy and industrials.
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