Trump’s executive orders send the S&P 500 to an all-time high

U.S. equities rose on Tuesday, with materials spiking more than 2.5 percent on the back of more executive orders from President Donald Trump.

The S&P 500 rose about 0.66 percent, notching intraday and closing records, with materials leading eight sectors higher. Copper futures for March delivery rose more than 2 percent. platinum and palladium futures also advanced more than 2 percent.

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