© Reuters By Yasin Ebrahim Investing.com – The S&P 500 and Dow closed at record highs Monday as tech and reopening stocks surged on signs the red-hot economic recovery is set to continue ahead of quarterly earnings season. The rose 1.41% to end the day at a closing high of 4,076.72, the rose 1.13%, or 373 points, to close at an all-time high of 33,527.19, the was up 1.67%. data for March jumped to a reading of 63.7, beating expectations of 59. This represents the highest reading for the service sector index since 1997. "The reopening of leisure & hospitality hit a higher gear in March and evidence suggests that it will hit an even higher gear in April. The vaccine distribution process has been progressing well, and a more normal economy appears to be close at hand," Jefferies (NYSE:) said in a note. The services sector is critical component of the U.S. economy, accounting for roughly 80% of U.S. private-sector gross domestic product (GDP). The strong ...read more...