Stocks strongly rebounded after two days of declines despite growing geopolitical tensions over North Korea and a crucial election in France this Sunday.
Throwing more uncertainty into an already uncertain process, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for snap elections in June to gain a more convincing public mandate for Brexit negotiations.
Investors are growing more optimistic about retirement, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
First-quarter earnings season kicked into high gear today with reports from large financial institutions.
Rising tensions with North Korea and Russia pushed investors more toward so-called safe haven assets today, with Treasury yields falling and gold prices rising.
Stocks traded cautiously higher ahead of the official jobs report tomorrow and as today’s meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping got underway.
Trading was rocky in today’s session ahead of significant economic events this week.
An upward revision to fourth quarter gross domestic product gave stocks a lift, particularly financials, pushing the major indexes to moderate gains for the session.
Several good economic reports about consumers and the housing market helped the Dow end its losing streak at eight sessions.