The Dow Jones index closed 1.1 percent higher at 27,976.84 points. The broad-based S&P 500 finished 1.4 percent higher at 3380.35 points and the Nasdaq tech exchange rose 2.1 percent to 11,012.24 points.
iPhone maker Apple, a heavyweight in both the Dow Jones and S&P 500, rose 3.3 percent, moving closer to a $ 2 trillion market value. Microsoft (plus 2.9 percent) and Amazon (plus 2.7 percent) were also put considerably higher.
Energy giants such as Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Marathon Petroleum thicknesses up to 4.9 percent, also helped by increased oil prices. These, in turn, were at the highest level in months due to reports of increasing demand.
Furthermore, automaker Tesla was in the spotlight. The maker of electric powered cars is splitting its shares to make them more accessible to employees and investors. The share rose 13.1 percent.
Pharmaceutical company Moderna (plus 0.8 percent) is also in the spotlight. The company reported Tuesday after the exchange that it has entered into an agreement with the US government on the sale of a 100 million doses of a corona drug that is still in development. The deal is worth more than $ 1.5 billion.
There was also takeover news. Cable and telecom company Liberty Global (plus 1.5 percent) buys the Swiss telecom company Sunrise Communications. The takeover bid gives Sunrise a value of about 4.6 billion euros. Sunrise last year tried to buy the Swiss arm of UPC, which is owned by Liberty Global. in the end the company declined to do so because the shareholders did not like the deal.
The euro was worth $ 1.1788 against $ 1.1794 at the close of the European stock markets. A barrel of American oil became 2.3 percent more expensive at $ 42.57. Brent oil climbed 1.9 percent in price to $ 45.33 a barrel.