US STOCKS-U.S. stocks at record highs as oil jumps

lunes 15 de agosto de 2016 11:29 GYT

* Oil prices rise more than 2 pct

* Fed to release minutes of July meeting on Wednesday

* Philadelphia semiconductor index hits 16-year high

* Indexes up: Dow 0.47 pct, S&P 0.41 pct, Nasdaq 0.59 pct (Adds details, comments, updates prices)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 15 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes were trading at all-time highs on Monday, building on the record-setting rally of the past few weeks, as oil prices jumped.

Oil hit a one-month high of about $48 on rising speculation that major producers may try to work out ways to support prices in an oversupplied market.

Strong economic data, upbeat corporate earnings and low interest rates have stoked appetite for U.S. equities, driving all three major indexes to record highs.

The S&P 500 index has notched 13 record intraday highs since July, including on Monday.   Continuación...