NEW YORK – Wall Street grew 2 percent on Wednesday, led by technology and healthcare sectors, when investors breathed relief after the United States Intergovernmental Elections and made efforts that a split congress would be good news for stocks.
Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, while President Donald Trump’s Republican Party expanded his Senate majority and pointed to the likelihood of political gridlock in Washington.
S & P’s biggest increases came from the S & P technology sector and healthcare, with both indexes increasing 2.9 percent. Consumer discretionary sector increased by 3.1
percent, which was a consequence of an increase of 6.9 percent in Amazon.com shares. Amazon gave the single biggest boost to the S & P 500.
“Now we are in an environment that people can understand again so they are willing to put some money back on the table.” There was little fear out there, “said Peter Tuz, President of Chase Investment Counsel Corp in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 545.29 points, or 2.13 percent to 26.180.3, S & P 500 increased 58.44 points, or 2.12 percent to 2.813.89 and the Nasdaq Composite increased 194.79 points or 2.64 percent to 7.570.75.  The CBOE Volatility Index, the most following meter of expected short-term gyration for the S & P 500, ended with 3.55 points at 16.36, the lowest closing in about a month.
While a split congress will make it harder for President Donald Trump to enforce new legislation as additional tax cuts, investors did not expect a reverse tax reduction and deregulation already made under Trump.
“This result probably gives the most paralysis for new strategies,” says Brian Nick, chief investment strategist for Nuveen Asset Management in New York, adding that growth sectors like technology and healthcare would continue to be strong.
“In a scenario where there are no (additional) fiscal stimulus and we do not experience difficult growth problems in terms of contraction, they are the best option, he says.
Some strategists said that the democratic control of the House means that Trump will have more time to get support for efforts to introduce new rules on Amazon.com.
Although technology and healthcare stocks increased, several investors questioned the sectors
Even after Wednesday’s profits, the S & P 500 4 percent below its record close to September, as investors watched rising interest rates and trade war between the US and China.  The Federal Reserve launched a two-day monetary policy meeting Wednesday, but no interest rate hike was expected when it released its political decision on Thursday. is expected to raise interest rates in December at its latest political meeting.
Health insurance companies Huma na Inc, Anthem Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc. jumped to record heights as voters in three states approved expanding Medicaid programs for low-income people.
DaVita Inc. jumped 10.9 percent after California rejected a proposal to limit the prices that dialysis clinics can charge commercially insured patients.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. increased 5.7 percent, and Noble Energy Inc received 4 percent after Colorado voters rejected more rigorous oil and gas drilling, which spurred shares in state-owned companies.
The advance problems correspond to the falling on NYSE with a ratio of 3.27 to 1; At the Nasdaq, a 2.31 to 1 ratio favored progress.
The S & P 500 posted 35 new 52-week high and three new downturns; Nasdaq Composite registered 67 new heights and 71 new low.
On US stock exchanges, 8.0 billion shares changed compared with the average of 8.64 billion for the last 20 sessions.
(Further Reporting by April Joyner, Saqib Iqbal Ahmed and Caroline Valetkevitch in New York, Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru, Further Reporting by Medha Singh; Editing Cynthia Osterman and Leslie Adler)