How major US stock indexes fared Thursday
Stocks closing broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday on renewed hopes that new talks set for September can result in progress in resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute.
Technology companies and banks were the biggest winners Thursday. Retailers also did well. The rally gave the market its second straight gain. The S&P 500 is on track for its first weekly gain in five weeks.
The S&P 500 rose 36.64 points, or 1.3%, to 2,924.58.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 326.15 points, or 1.3%, to 26,362.25.
The Nasdaq gained 116.51 points, or 1.5%, to 7,973.39.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks added 24.01 points, or 1.6%, to 1,496.72.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 77.47 points, or 2.7%.
The Dow is up 733.35 points, or 2.9%.
The Nasdaq is up 221.63 points, or 2.9%.
The Russell 2000 is up 37.24 points, or 2.6%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 417.73 points, or 16.7%.
The Dow is up 3,034.79 points, or 13%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,338.12 points, or 20.2%.
The Russell 2000 is up 148.16 points, or 11%.