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%.