How The Dow And Different Indexes Fared On Friday

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The S&P 500 closed at a report excessive on Friday as optimism constructed amongst traders {that a} coming vaccine for coronavirus will assist finish the shutdowns which have devastated the economic system. Markets additionally welcomed the election of Joe Biden as president and the chance of GOP management of the Senate, establishing a divided authorities that may most likely imply a continuation of business-friendly insurance policies. Small-company shares outpaced the remainder of the market this week, reflecting higher confidence within the economic system. The Russell 2000, which tracks smaller firms, closed at a report excessive for the primary time since August 2018.

On Friday:

The S&P 500 rose 48.14 factors, or 1.4%, to three,585.15.

The Dow Jones Industrial Common added 399.64 factors, or 1.4%, to 29,479.81.

The Nasdaq composite rose 119.70 factors, or 1%, to 11,829.29.

The Russell 2000 small-cap index rose 35.57 factors, or 2.1%, to 1,744.04.

For the week:

The S&P 500 closed up 75.71 factors, or 2.2%.

The Dow was up 1,156.41 factors, or 4.1%.

The Nasdaq closed down 65.94 factors, or 0.6%.

The Russell 2000 was up 99.88 factors, or 6.1%.

For the 12 months:

The S&P 500 is up 354.37 factors, or 11%.

The Dow is up 941.37 factors, or 3.3%.

The Nasdaq is up 2,856.68 factors, or 31.8%.

The Russell 2000 is up 75.57 factors, or 4.5%.

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