Wall Street opened Tuesday with solid gains and the Dow Jones Industrials, its main indicator, gained 1.16%, while the frenzy experienced in recent days around securities such as GameStop lost strength.
Five minutes after the start of trading, the Dow Jones advanced 351.28 points to 30,563.19, while the S&P 500 gained 1.18% or 44.55 points to 3,818.41.
Meanwhile, the Nasdaq composite index of the Nasdaq market, in which the main technological companies are listed, rose by 1.20% or 160.94 units, to 13,564.33.
After closing Monday with advances, the market continued in green as the GameStop phenomenon, which last week triggered volatility with thousands of small investors coordinated through the Internet that put in check some major investment funds, seemed to fade little by little.
GameStop, the most representative stock of this small revolution of amateur investors, lost around 40% on Tuesday after having lost 30% on Monday, after soaring 400% the previous week.
Other stocks popular with these investors, such as the AMC movie theater chain and silver futures contracts, also fell.
Meanwhile, the large companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrials had a placid day, led by Visa (4.66%), Goldman Sachs (3.89%) and Disney (3.75%).
Of the thirty stocks in this index, only four were in the red at this hour: Verizon (-0.60%), Amgen (-0.59%), Walmart (-0.05%) and Home Depot (-0.05%).
All Wall Street sectors opened the day in the green, with the biggest gains for energy companies (3.34 %), industrials (1.78 %) and financials (1.77 %).
Investors were today awaiting quarterly results from two of the U.S. tech giants, Amazon and Alphabet, which will release their most recent accounts at the close of the markets.
In other markets, Texas crude oil advanced to 54.95 dollars a barrel, gold fell to 1,836.8 dollars an ounce, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond rose to 1.105% and the dollar appreciated against the euro, with an exchange rate of 1.202.