Two attempts by the S & P 500 to break the closing record since February ended in failure last week, prompting some investors to worry that the market rally will lose momentum. On the other hand, historical data suggest that market bulls should not admit defeat too soon. < p > < p > the S & P 500 briefly exceeded its highest closing level on February 19 last week, and its final closing point was less than 1% from that level. The index set a new record on Thursday, followed by a correction, and closed just 0.4% below its historical close on Friday. Some analysts worry that resistance to near record highs may be difficult to overcome after the index has rebounded more than 50% from the market low triggered by the new outbreak. The record closing and intraday record of the S & P 500 index were 3386.15 and 3393.52, respectively. As of Monday’s close, the index closed at 3381.99, up 0.27%, reaching an intraday high of 3387.59. Sam Stovall, CFRA’s chief investment strategist, found that as long as the S & P 500 closed within 1% of its previous high, the historic high milestone would break within an average of eight natural days. The longest waiting time for new highs was 21 days after the 2000-2002 bear market, then 20 days after the 2007-2009 bear market, while all other historical highs were broken within 8 days. < p > < p > this year’s US investment grade corporate bond issuance reached a record $1.342 trillion on Monday, surpassing the total of 2017 in less than eight months. The Fed’s unprecedented measures to increase market liquidity seem to have stimulated investors’ endless desire to invest. < / P > < p > in March, the Federal Reserve vowed to use its nearly unlimited balance sheet to buy corporate debt, raising almost every corner of the market, giving struggling cruise companies, aircraft manufacturers and hotels access to much-needed financing, as well as some of the cheapest financing in history for top rated companies such as alphabet, visa Inc. and Chevron Corp. < / P > < p > just five months ago, this circulation was almost unthinkable. The market was frozen because the coronavirus hit the United States and brought the economy to a standstill. However, after the intervention of the central bank, demand recovered rapidly and has not declined since. At the beginning of August, the US composite index hit a record low of 1.82%, well below the 4.5% in March. < / P > < p > according to the US big V, US post applied for a patent of “secure voting system” on February 7, 2020, which uses the blockchain access layer. Recently, the U.S. post office has become a storm eye during the epidemic period. This year’s new crown epidemic is likely to cause as many as half of US voters to vote by mail in the presidential election in November. This has made the US Post Office, which provides related services, increasingly attracted the attention of both the democratic and Republican parties. The reform of the post office to reduce costs has become the focus of recent controversy. < / P > < p > “voting system can take advantage of the security of blockchain and mail to provide a reliable voting system.” The patent application states that “registered voters receive a computer-readable code in an email to confirm their identity and confirm the correct ballot information in the election. The system separates voter identity from voting to ensure anonymity of voting, and stores votes in distributed ledger blockchain. ” < / P > < p > the patent application form shows that the applicant is “U.S. Postal Service”. Obviously, this may be one of the strongest signals that the US government welcomes the blockchain. < / P > < p > the patent application states: “voters usually want to be able to vote for elected officials or other issues in a convenient and safe manner. In addition, those who hold elections want to be able to ensure that the results are not tampered with and that they actually match the votes cast. In some embodiments, the blockchain allows various types of necessary data to be tracked in a secure manner and allows others to easily confirm that the data has not been changed. ” Epic Games, the developer of the popular video game fortress night, said on Monday that Apple had threatened to revoke its developer account, meaning Epic Games would not be able to develop applications on the app store platform. The app store is the only way for consumers to install apps on their iPhones. < / P > < p > Epic Games formally challenged Apple earlier this month by introducing a new payment option for fortress night to circumvent the internal purchase bonus rule in the app store. Apple later removed fortress night from its app store, claiming it violated its rules, while Epic Games sued apple in an attempt to force it to change its business practices. Apple said on Monday that it would delete the game maker’s developer account on August 28, when Epic Games will not be able to release new games or updates to its current app. “Epic Games sued apple for monopolizing the in app payment market, and then Apple retaliated,” a lawyer for Epic Games said on Monday. Apple has informed Epic Games that by August 28, Apple will cut off access to all development tools necessary to create applications for Apple’s platform, including the virtual engine provided by Epic Games for third-party developers, and apple has never claimed that the virtual engine violates any of its policies. ” Robin Hood, an online stock trading software platform known as the “home of retail investors” in the United States, announced on Monday that it had received $200 million in round g financing, the third major financing in just five months. The new capital injection will increase Robin Hood’s valuation to $11.2 billion, an increase of nearly $3 billion. < p > < p > in a year plagued by the new crown epidemic, venture capital investors have high hopes for Robin Hood, as people (especially young investors) are trapped in their homes and participate in the fastest bear market and recovery of the US stock market in history. < / P > < p > the latest round of financing comes from D1 partners, which is based in New York, while Robin Hood just closed a post financing round last month. Robin Hood’s investors include Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Google venture capital (GV). The U.S. stock market has experienced a historic year, and a series of venture capital funds have also boosted the rapid growth of online securities companies. Driven by the enthusiasm of retail investors, brokerages such as Robin Hood, TD Ameritrade, credit card and e-trade saw record customer account growth in 2020. < p > < p > U.S. President trump again bombarded Amazon today, claiming that Amazon and some other Internet retailers caused huge losses at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). “Amazon and other companies like it (the U.S. post office) and they come and drop all their mail into the post office,” trump said in an interview with the media. They put down thousands of packages and said, “here you are, you can deliver them.” For the post office, the average loss per package is $3 to $4, and we’ve lost too much. ” < / P > < p > trump also said that post offices could solve financial problems by increasing delivery fees to offset the increase in delivery costs caused by online retailers. “That guy should be rich, so let him pay,” trump said According to the report, trump seems to be alluding to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. Trump is right to say the U.S. post office is losing money, but Amazon and other Internet e-commerce companies don’t have to be held responsible for it, according to the report. Previous analysis said that due to the growing number of packages from online retailers such as Amazon, Amazon may have saved the U.S. Postal service to a certain extent.