US stocks off to a positive start for the trading week

<p>The major US stock indices got off to a good start to the holiday-shortened trading week with solid gains. The small-cap Russell 2000 continued its outperformance with a gain of 1.24% to lead the way higher. The Nasdaq index led the Big 3 indices. </p><p>The final numbers are showing:</p><ul><li>The Dow industrial average rose 159.35 points or 0.43% at 37545.34</li><li>S&amp;P rose 20.10 points or 0.42% at 4774.74</li><li>Nasdaq rose 81.59 points or 0.54% at 15074.56</li><li>Russell 2000 rose 25.23 points or 1.24% at 2059.19</li></ul><p>The S&amp;P index today traded to an intraday high at 4784.72. That got that index within 12 point of the all-time high close from early 2022 at 4796.57.</p><p>Intel led the Dow 30 with a gain of 5.21%. Caterpillar rose 1.81% and 3M advanced 1.66%.</p><p>Cathie Wood's Ark Innovation ETF had a solid day with a gain of 1.47%. </p><p>Apple fell -0.53% as it's newest iWatch is officially off store (and online) shelves pending litigation for patent infringement. </p><p>The major indices are all working on their 9th consecutive week higher. </p>

This article was written by Greg Michalowski at

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