Housebuilders were in focus in the FTSE after the UK's competition watchdog suggested the government take a closer look at how they operate.
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) and the S&P 500 (^GSPC) closed at fresh record highs on Thursday. The major indices got a boost from Nvidia (NVDA), which reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter results. Those earnings fueled optimism about the growth prospects for artificial intelligence which helped give tech stocks a boost. Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre recaps the market action. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live. Editor's note: This article was written by Stephanie Mikulich.
The S&P 500 (^GSPC) closed at a record high on Friday, but stocks are seeing mixed trading on Monday as the rally's momentum stalls. While the S&P hits new milestones, the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (^IXIC, ^NDX) is not seeing the same gains, with many components in negative territory as options trading activity increases. Yahoo Finance's Markets Reporter Jared Blikre breaks down the details. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live. Editor's note: This article was written by Angel Smith