US STOCKS-S&P 500, Dow ease back after hitting new highs

miércoles 13 de julio de 2016 10:00 GYT

* S&P 500, Dow hit new intraday highs at open

* JetBlue up after June traffic report

* Dow up 0.05 pct, S&P flat, Nasdaq up 0.01 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

July 13 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow touched new intraday highs at the open on Wednesday before easing back, as investors took a breather after a three-day record-setting rally amid signs of a steadying global economy.

Easing political tension in Japan and Britain and increased prospects of central banks providing stimulus post Britain's vote to leave the European Union have also helped reduce some uncertainty in global markets.

That sparked a broad rally on Tuesday that also led to the S&P 500 and the Dow notching new closing highs, and the Nasdaq to turn positive for the first time in 2016.

That optimism spilled over into Wednesday, with the S&P setting a new record of 2,156.45 and the Dow hitting 18,390.16.

At 9:46 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 9.17 points, or 0.05 percent, at 18,356.84.   Continuación...