The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index edged higher, tying its longest rally in more than a year, as commodity producers surged with crude oil to offset declines in technology and consumer shares while investors assessed China’s growth prospects.

The S&P 500 advanced 0.1 percent to 2,001.66 at 4 p.m. in New York, with the gauge above its average price during the past 100 days after closing above that level for the first time this year.

China’s leaders failed to announce specific measures to support the world’s second-biggest economy at an ongoing annual legislature meeting, damping speculation of more stimulus. They set an expansion goal of 6.5 percent to 7 percent for 2016, down from last year’s target of around 7 percent, and said they will permit a record-high budget deficit.

Source : Bloomberg