According to Reuters, a global gauge of equity markets rose almost 1-percent. On May 16th, MSCI's all-country world stock index gained seven-tenths of a percent. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 index rose 1.3-percent, while Germany's DAX index jumped 1.7-percent. On Wall Street, the top three markets on the New York Stock Exchange were trading up over 1-percent each. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 235-points, with the Nasdaq Composite adding 86-points.