Stock Market Today: Tech Takes the Reins as Stocks Soar Again

The technology sector was the day's biggest gainer on strength in semiconductor stocks.

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Stocks saw a second straight day of sharp gains as Wall Street continued to bet that the omicron variant of COVID-19 will be less disruptive than investors initially feared.

While today's rally was broad-based, growth-oriented sectors like energy (+2.3%) and consumer discretionary (+2.3%) saw some of the biggest gains.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.