Upbeat retail sales pushed U.S. stocks into positive territory on Friday, despite other economic data that pointed to slowing momentum.
Global stocks posted strong weekly gains as markets processed signs that another round of U.S. coronavirus stimulus might be within reach. All 11 S&P 500 sectors posted gains.
Stock markets faced intense volatility in a week of mixed results. U.S. bourses snapped their four-week losing streak with modest gains; Asian and European markets declined.
U.S. stocks fell for a third week, European markets declined and Asian bourses were mixed. Observers attributed the downdraft to faltering tech stocks, a disappointing FOMC announcement and choppiness from "quadruple witching."
U.S. stocks ended a volatile week mixed, with the NASDAQ lower but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones finishing higher.
U.S. stocks ended a volatile week mixed, with the NASDAQ lower but the S&P 500 and Dow Jones finishing higher. All three indices nonetheless saw declines for the holiday shortened week.
Stocks finished in the red for the week, ending a streak of gains. The S&P 500 index sustained its biggest weekly loss since June, the NASDAQ Composite since March.
U.S. equities capped a series of daily highs with strong weekly gains; the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite logged their fifth consecutive weekly increases, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average turned positive YTD.
U.S. stocks ended an overall mixed week generally higher, as strong gains in larger, heavyweight stocks lifted the major indexes on Friday
U.S stocks finished a mixed week in lackluster form on Friday, as tepidly positive economic numbers during the week provided investors with only cautious optimism