The US stock market finished sharply higher on Monday as investors turned away from negative headlines that have weighed on the market over the past few weeks, choosing instead to focus on hopes for a stimulus deal out of Washington.
Here’s how things looked at the closing bell:
- Stocks traded in the green for the whole session, with the Dow closing up 1.5%, or 410 points.
- The broader S&P 500 climbed 1.6%.
- Both indexes are coming off four consecutive weeks of losses.
- The Nasdaq Composite finished 1.9% higher.