The Dow reached a new high for the third day in a row yesterday (March 7th).
US stocks closed modestly higher on Thursday, as unemployment data pointed to a pick-up in the country's labour market's recovery.
Paul Zemsky, the New York-based head of asset allocation at ING Investment Management, told Reuters that the day of trading had been a "tranquil" one.
"No one is going to take big positions ahead of tomorrow's number, but the market is definitely in an uptrend," he said.
The S&P financial index added 0.7 per cent and hit an intraday high on Thursday, while JPMorgan Chase & Co added 1.2 per cent.
It has been a good week for the markets around the world, with the FTSE 100 and the Nikkei both reaching levels that were higher than any other point since the start of the recession.
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