Wall Street shakes off volatility caused by the Omicron strain and inflation: all indices closed with gains.

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The New York stock market rallied for the second day after the panic sales of the previous days caused by fears of the new strain of coronavirus and the prospects for a change in monetary policy.

Wall Street closed this Thursday in green. The second day it recovered ground after the volatility unleashed by the omicron variant of the coronavirus. All three US indices advanced, and investors went for value overgrowth. Small businesses and transport, sensitive to the economic cycle, outperformed the market as a whole.

Of the three major indexes, the Dow Jones was the most won, and Boeing Co . was the value that most drove the Industrial Average.

The Dow Jones added 1.8% 575.03 points, to 34,597.07, while the selective S&P 500 advanced 1.4% or 56.26 units, to 4,569.40. The Nasdaq market composite index, on which the largest-capitalization technology is listed, was up 0.8%, or 127.27 integers, to 15,381.32.

"The S&P 500 was 29 days in a row without a 1% change, neither higher nor lower, but omicron is here, and in five days, we've had this burst of volatility," said Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist at LPL Financial.

"After the worst two-day drop in over a year, we are finally seeing a bit of a rebound," added Detrick. "Buyers are starting to pick after the recent weakness and pushed stocks higher, but omicron's uncertainty is still there."

As the world's governments scramble to determine how to respond to the emerging omicron variant of COVID-19, the United States is set to require private health insurance companies to provide in-home testing, a policy expected to go into effect on the next day. January 15.

The omicron variant has made markets nervous for about a week, hitting travel-related stocks especially hard as a patchwork of new restrictions have been enacted around the world, but companies rallied in Thursday's session.

The S&P 1500 Airlines and Hotel and Restaurants indices ended the session with a sharp rise.

Data on jobless claims and expected layoffs once again demonstrated that employers are increasingly reluctant to lay off in a tight labor market due to booming demand colliding with worker shortages and low participation in the labor market.

Labor shortages, combined with persistent supply chain constraints, have helped to erase the word "transitory" from the Federal Reserve's inflation vocabulary, as wages and prices continue to rise, which could potentially translate into a rate hike sooner and faster than many expected.

Market players are now turning their gaze to the expected employment report from the Labor Department for November, which is scheduled on Friday.

"We are optimistic that we will have another strong figure, which suggests that the economy remains on a solid footing," added Detrick. "We are attentive to the growth of wages in case there is any indication of possible inflationary concern."