Stock Market Today: February 15, 2019
Harvey S. Katz, CFA and Adam Rosner | 02/15/2019
The stock market moved sharply higher this morning, and managed to extend its gains through the afternoon. Sentiment on Wall Street seems to be improving, with traders hoping that better trade relations with China will give corporate profits an extra boost. At the end of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was ahead 444 points; the S&P 500 Index was up 30 points; and the NASDAQ was higher by 45 points. Market breadth showed widespread buying of equities today, with advancers leading decliners on the NYSE. Most of the major equity sectors moved higher.