The major U.S. stock indexes gained in a holiday-shortened trading week. Asian markets also rose, while European markets were mixed.
The major U.S. stocks indexes finished down for the week. Markets slipped after December unemployment and retail sales worsened; adding to uncertainty were concerns about the tax implications of President-elect Joe Biden’s economic package.
Global stock markets ended a holiday-shortened week — and a tumultuous year — on an upbeat note. The rally was attributed to hopes for a synchronous global recovery in 2021.
U.S. stocks were mixed during a holiday-shortened week; the Dow and NASDAQ posted modest gains; the S&P 500 posted a slight loss. Markets in Asia and Europe also were mixed.
Stocks advanced across the globe as distribution of the coronavirus vaccine gained momentum. U.S. market gains were tempered by uncertain prospects for a new coronavirus relief package.
U.S. stocks broadly retreated as investors grew skeptical about prospects for another coronavirus relief bill before year-end
U.S. stocks broadly retreated and volatility advanced as investors grew skeptical about prospects for another coronavirus relief bill before year-end. Small caps, as measured by the Russell 2000 index, posted gains. Overseas bourses were mixed.
Global stock markets posted another week of solid gains, and volatility eased as investor optimism rose
Global stock markets posted another week of solid gains, and volatility eased as investor optimism rose. Sentiment got a lift from renewed hopes for a coronavirus aid package, and from the UK’s authorization to distribute the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.
U.S. stocks advanced during a holiday-shortened week, with strong gains in the Dow, Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500. Growing optimism about deploying a Covid vaccine sooner than expected boosted stocks and trimmed market volatility.