US stocks traded at record highs on Tuesday as optimism around an accelerated reopening of the economy increased among investors. The optimism is mostly predicated on a continued plunge in daily COVID-19 cases since the peak of the third wave in early January. On Sunday, there were about 55,000 recorded cases of COVID-19, compared to 93,000 a week ago. The plunge in cases comes as the administration of COVID-19 vaccines accelerates, with the US recently seeing some days with more than 2 million doses given, though a snowstorm and plunging temperatures for about half the country slowed down the vaccine rollout over the holiday weekend. Here's where US indexes stood after the 9:30 a.m. ET open on Tuesday: Read More: The CIO of a $700 million crypto asset manager breaks down why Elon Musk's gradual acceptance of bitcoin means the digital currency has room to run - and shares why it's launching an over-the-counter fund Bitcoin surged past the key $50,000 level on Tuesday, signalling that...read more...