The industry-heavy Dow Jones Industrial Average has jumped to a record high following the election of Donald Trump as US president.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.9 per cent to a record 18,769.5 by midday in New York, powered by financial stocks such as Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, technology company IBM and Home Depot.
The movement came after the president-elect pledged to cut taxes and deliver a package of infrastructure spending, raising hopes of higher corporate profits.
However the record high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average was not mirrored in more technology-oriented indices.
The S&P 500 gave up its early morning gains and was trading flat by the afternoon, while the Nasdaq Composite slumped 1.2 per cent, its biggest one-day drop in a month.
Amazon fell nearly 5 per cent on Thursday (10 November) to a four-month low.
Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell, said a drop in certain stocks are textbook knee-jerk reactions to unexpected events.
However, he said once investors sit down and think more clearly markets will need to consider long-term issues such as protectionism and inflation as potential dangers and a pro-growth agenda as a potential benefit when they address what a Trump presidency may mean.