(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump is doing to U.S. equity bears what seven years of economic stimulus rarely could: shut them up.

Two years of paralysis has for now ended in stocks, with more than $1 trillion added to shares values since Election Day and the Dow Jones Industrial Average looking bound for 20,000. Both the Dow and S&P 500 Index jumped to fresh records Wednesday, joined by transportation companies and small caps, while banks traded at eight-year highs.

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