A new day rises.
The Nasdaq jumped as high as 5,069.17, led by shares of Apple, which has been among the biggest positive influences on the index in recent years. The index's last record close of 5,048.62 was hit on March 10, 2000.
The S&P 500 was also on track for a record closing high. It hit its most recent record close of 2,117.39 on March 2.