The S&P 500 briefly traded above its record closing high Wednesday, nearly erasing the last of the historic losses it took due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The index ended up with a gain of 1.4%, just shy of its all-time high.

Big technology stocks once again led way. At its depths, the S&P 500 had been down nearly 34% when worries about the recession were at their height.

But massive aid from the Federal Reserve and Congress helped prop up the market.

That’s allowed investors to look ahead to a future when a vaccine will hopefully help the economy get back to normal.

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