How major US stock indexes fared Thursday
Global stock indexes kept climbing Thursday as investors around the world grew more optimistic that a trade dispute between the U.S. and China, the two largest economies in the world, will resolve without too much damage. In the U.S., banks and retailers made some of the biggest gains.
The S&P 500 index jumped 18.15 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,662.84.
The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 240.92 points, or 1 percent, to 24,505.22.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 34.44 points, or 0.5 percent, to 7,076.55.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rallied 11.26 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,542.93.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 21.97 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Dow is up 402.11 points, or 1.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 13.11 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 13.50 points, or 0.9 percent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is down 10.77 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Dow is down 214 points, or 0.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 173.16 points, or 2.5 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 7.42 points, or 0.5 percent.