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Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. That helped ease concerns among investors that the world's two biggest economies might be headed for a trade war.
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U.S. stocks closed solidly higher on Monday, with industrial stocks leading the market higher as concerns over a potential trade war with China showed signs of fading. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.5% to 7,394. The Russell 2000 index of small capitalization stocks rose 0.5%, ending at a record for a fourth straight day.
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The Russell 2000 index of small-capitalization stocks rose on Monday, advancing to its latest in a series of records as investors cheered an easing of U.S.-China trade tensions. While smaller companies are seen as having less exposure to trade issues, due to their higher concentration of U.S. revenue exposure, the market segment has rallied consistently for weeks, easily outperforming its larger-cap peers. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.3% while the S&P 500 was up 0.9% and the Nasdaq Composite Index added 1%.
Major stock indexes opened solidly higher Monday after Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said a China trade war is "on hold."
Small-cap stocks are on a roll, hitting a string of records while their large-cap peers remain stuck in a narrow trading range, and the run of outsize gains may just be getting under way. The Russell 2000 (^RUT), the most popular index for small-cap stocks, has risen in 11 of the past 14 trading days, and it posted its third straight record close on Friday. Morgan Stanley said that the U.S. economy was in the later stages of its economic cycle, which it noted had historically been a weak period for small and midcap stocks in past cycles “because wage pressures and other costs tend to hit these companies harder as they have fewer levers to pull to offset” them.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing some uncertainty for investors.
The Dow industrials climbed back above 25,000 and the S&P 500 finished at a roughly nine-week high as investors applauded easing trade animosities between the U.S. and China. Meanwhile, the Russell 2000 index of small capitalization stocks booked a fourth record close in a row. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 20.04 points to 2,733.01, a gain of 0.7%.
The major U.S. stock indexes finished mixed Friday as declines in banks and technology companies offset gains elsewhere in the market.
Despite a choppy week of trading and a mixed finish for U.S. stocks, the market extended its recent streak of relative calm Friday.
One week doesn’t make a market cycle. Investors who just poured almost $9 billion into U.S. equities can take comfort in that.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, with major indexes posting modest weekly declines as investors grappled with lingering uncertainty over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, as well ...
Small caps were trying to keep up their momentum Friday morning, while blue chips looked tapped out. The broad Russell 2000 index (RUT) of small caps made a new record high of 1628.42 at the open before easing back, but it remained up 0.1% at around 1627 by midday. Rising stocks slightly outnumbered falling stocks, but volumes were larger on the decliners.
U.S. stock markets ended lower on Thursday after President Donald Trump expressed doubts about the possibility of successful trade negotiations with China
A big federal deal for Cerner and a management shake up at Baidu helped set the tone for early trade Friday.
Investors braced for choppy trade Friday, with U.S. stocks opening flat to slightly lower as the focus remained on U.S.-China trade talks. The S&P 500 shed 0.2%, while the Dow industrials rose around 3 ...
Global stock markets were mixed on Friday as U.S. and Chinese officials held a new round of talks seeking to avert a trade war between the world's two largest economies. ASIA'S DAY: Asian stock markets finished mostly higher.
U.S. stock-index futures indicated a higher start for Wall Street on Friday, with investors shaking off some concerns about trade talks between the U.S. and China, as well as persistently higher bond yields. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures (YMM18.CBT) rose 72 points, or 0.3%, to 24,776, while S&P 500 futures (SM8.AX) rose 4.8 points, or 0.2%, to 2,723.50. On Thursday, the Dow (^DJI) slipped 54.95 points, or 0.2%, to 24,713.98, the S&P 500 index (^GSPC) shed less than 0.1% to 2,720.13, and the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (^IXIC) gave up 0.2% to 7,382.47.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped today, but it was so small I'm not sure anyone noticed. In today's After the Bell, we: •...explain how the Russell 2000's new all-time high could mean it's time ...
Stocks finished slightly lower Thursday as losses in technology and consumer-focused companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. The market moved lower ahead of a new round of trade talks between the ...