Stock Market Overview
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.24%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.13%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.87%.
U.S. stock indexes on Friday posted moderate gains, with the S&P 500 at a 2-1/2 week high and the Nasdaq 100 at a 2-3/4 month high. Strength in technology stocks is led the overall market higher Friday, along with a rally in retailer stocks on hopes for strong Black Friday E-commerce sales. Also, carry-over support from a rally in European stocks to a 9-month high on Friday boosted U.S. stock indexes.
Retail stocks on Friday pushed higher on hopes for strong Black Friday E-commerce sales. Etsy gained more than +10% to a record high, GameStop rallied by more than +9%, and Wayfair rose more than +4%.
The Euro Stoxx 50 on Friday rose +0.48% to a 9-month high and provided carry-over support to U.S. stocks. Strength in Eurozone economic data on Friday was supportive of stocks. Eurozo... Read more
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