/Stocks Higher After Christmas Holiday – The Wall Street Journal

Stocks Higher After Christmas Holiday – The Wall Street Journal


U.S. stocks rose on Monday as the few investors staying on Wall Street capitalized on what is traditionally a lightly attended but bullish week.

The S&P 500 rose 1.1% after the index hit its 68th record close of 2021 Thursday. U.S. markets were closed Friday for the holiday. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index was even stronger, jumping 1.2%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%.

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