U.S. equities kicked off Wednesday trading sharply higher, with the Dow Jones industrial average climbing above 21,000 for the first time, on the back of President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.
The Dow advanced around 200 points with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains. The 30-stock index first closed above 20,000 on Jan. 25, reports MSNBC.
What isn’t widely circulated is that much of that gain is being pushed by overseas investments, namely Russia. The wealthiest citizens of the Russian oligarchy have been quietly funneling huge amounts of money into the stocks and funds of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
“They know that most Americans just look at the DJIA as a number that indicates the overall health of the American stock market.” says Stephen Collins at the Ruso-Eurasian Foundation. “We can trace Russian investments leaving other sectors and being moved into the DJIA comapnies.”
Sources in the intelligence community are also aware of this and are watching it. “This may be Russian interference 2.0″ First the election, and now trying to keep Trumps poll numbers from tanking.”