Giovanny Moreano is a Quantitative Analyst at CNBC.
Yesterday was not a typical Sunday. People from around the globe were reminded of one of the most important natural resources that life depends on: water. The vital role that water plays in economic development and future investments along with the possible repercussions due to its scarcity are amplified on World Water Day.
As of midday Tuesday, all major indices are up 4 percent or greater. If the rally holds, the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ Composite would be poised for their biggest percent increase since late November of last year.
Investors are celebrating the second strongest bull run since World War II.
Demand for small-cap stocks is increasing relative to established large-cap names.
With stocks up, short interest reached the highest level in 20 months, but some investors see the trend as a bullish sign.
Since the S&P 500 closed at a 3½-month low of 1,741.89 on Feb. 3, 2014, the index is now up 6 percent.