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The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed up +0.77%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.80%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.70%.
U.S. stock indexes rallied to new record highs Friday on optimism a trade deal between the U.S. and China is imminent. Trade optimism soared after White House economic adviser Kudlow on Thursday night said that the first phase of a trade deal with China was close though "not done yet" and that "we are coming down to the short strokes" of signing a deal. Stock prices extended their gains after U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross said Friday that "we're down to the last details now" and there will be a trade deal "in all likelihood."
Friday's U.S. economic data was mixed for stock prices after the Oct retail sales rose +0.3%, stronger than expectations of +0.2%. However, Oct retail sales ex-autos rose +0.2%, weaker than expectations of +0.4%. Also, the Nov Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions unexpec... Read more