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Julie Young
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US Market Indexes Higher on Thursday

Stocks regain some ground lost due to political concerns

U.S. market indexes regained some of their losses from political worries on Thursday.

For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 20,663.02 for a gain of 56.09 points or 0.27%. The Standard & Poor's 500 closed at 2,365.72 for a gain of 8.69 points or 0.37%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 6,055.13 for a gain of 43.89 points or 0.73%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower for the day ending at 14.66 for a decrease of 0.93 points or 5.97%.

Thursday’s market movers

Economic data helped stock market investors regain confidence on Thursday. Economic reports released for the day included the following:

  • Jobless claims decreased by 4,000 for the week.
  • The Leading Indicators Index was reported at consensus with an increase of 0.3% for the month.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains:

Small-cap stocks

In small caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,361.08 for a gain of 5.19 points or 0.38%. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 824.24 for a gain of 2.08 points or 0.25%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 8,241.26 for a gain of 36.40 points or 0.44%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9,287.76 for a gain of 20.39 points or 0.22%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,695.04 for a gain of 1.36 points or 0.08%; the S&P 100 Index at 1,044.44 for a gain of 3.76 points or 0.36%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1,400.34 for a gain of 5.06 points or 0.36%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1,310.83 for a gain of 4.71 points or 0.36%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 643.41 for a gain of 0.14 points or 0.02%.

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About the author:

Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial journalist with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She primarily writes about financial market news and economic trends. Julie holds a Master of Science degree in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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