Dow, Nasdaq Notch Triple-Digit Wins As Bank, Tech Stocks Rally

Stocks settled firmly higher on Wednesday, as investors bet on a bank sector recovery and tech stocks rallied. Cooling bond yields inspired some of this optimism, with the 10-year Treasury note falling to 3.6%.

The Dow added 323 points and closed near its session highs, scoring its fourth win in five sessions alongside the S&P 500, which saw more modest gains. The tech-heavy Nasdaq also notched a triple-digit win. Wall Street's fear gauge, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), logged its fourth-straight loss. 

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Oil futures settled lower on Wednesday, reversing earlier gains that came after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this year's biggest weekly dip in U.S. crude supplies so far. May-dated crude shed 23 cents, or 0.3%, to close at $72.97 per barrel.

Gold prices finished lower as well, as investors weighed the potential for more bank bailouts and a potential recession. June-dated gold fell $5.90, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,984.50 per ounce.

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