The stock exchanges in New York started earnings on the session on Tuesday, following profits in Europe and Asia. Investors respond to the principle agreement reached in the US Congress on border security between Mexico and the United States. Furthermore, the trade negotiations between the US and China will take place later this week. A number of companies also opened the books again.

The Dow Jones index was 0.8 percent higher at 25.253 points shortly after the opening bell. The broad S & P 500 gained 0.7 percent to 2729 points and the technology exchange Nasdaq rose 0.8 percent to 7365 points.

The Republicans and Democrats reached an agreement in principle Monday to release $ 1.4 billion for almost 90 kilometers of wall at the Mexican-American border. The president must still sign this bill before Friday to prevent a new shutdown of the government.

Sportwear manufacturer Under Armor (minus 1.2 percent) made a profit in the past quarter after a loss a year earlier. The sports brand also achieved a higher profit margin and brought its stocks to the lowest level in two years. Software company Ellie Mae won 21 percent, after the announcement that the company is taken over by venture capitalist Thoma Bravo for an amount of almost 4 billion dollars.

Furthermore, beer brewer Molson Coors attracted a lot of attention. The company reviews its annual figures for 2016 and 2017 due to incorrectly booked taxes, which in turn is negative for the result. The share was almost 6 percent negative.

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