Market Snapshot: Dow stays on path to 20,000 milestone ahead of key earnings

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on track to open within reach of the psychologically-important 20,000 level as the broader market looked set to extend Tuesday’s gains.

Futures for the blue-chip benchmark YMH7, +0.39% rose 63 points, or 0.3%, to 19,908, setting it on track for a second straight day of gains. The index on Tuesday jumped 113 points and closed less than 90 points shy off the elusive milestone after a solid round of corporate earnings boosted investor confidence.

Results from Dow components United Technologies Corp.UTX, +1.15% and Boeing Co.BA, +1.72% due before the Wednesday’s market open will be closely watched for any clues if they can help steer the benchmark closer to the 20,000 handle.

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