New 2019 Highs
U.S. stocks rose again this week, with the S&P 500 Index gaining for the fifth straight week, setting more record highs. The Nasdaq Composite and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (Dow) joined the party, also breaking to new highs this week. All major large cap domestic indexes finished the week strongly amid reports that trade talks are progressing toward a January signing of the “phase one” trade pact between the United States and China. The S&P 500 has now gained almost 32% in 2019, and the Dow has risen 26% this year on a total return basis.
Economic data was sparse during the holiday-shortened week.... Read more