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U.S. Stocks Rally as Day-Trading Frenzy Collapses: Markets Wrap

  • Reddit trades crumble as GameStop, AMC and silver plunge
  • Amazon.com and Alphabet report better-than-estimated revenue
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Stocks posted a back-to-back rally as the trading frenzy that fueled a surge in heavily shorted shares crumbled. Investors also sifted through a batch of corporate earnings.

After the close of regular trading, both Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. reported better-than-estimated revenue, with the online-retail giant saying Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will step down from his post. All major groups in the S&P 500 rose on Tuesday, with financial and industrial companies leading the charge. United Parcel Service Inc. climbed as the courier reported a surge in profit, while Exxon Mobil Corp. rose on a pledge to safeguard dividends. Meanwhile, the speculative trades popular with Reddit crowds crumbled, with GameStop Corp. and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. tumbling at least 41% as silver sank from an eight-year high.