How major U.S. stock market indexes fared on Thursday

How major U.S. stock market indexes fared on Thursday

A gauge of the dollar fell for the fifth day, its longest streak of losses in two months.

Stocks rose to record levels on Friday as earnings season kicked off, CNBC reported. The S&P 500 was up 0.5%, notching a fresh all-time high since June 19.

Stocks wrestled to a healthy finish Thursday in a session where early gains were dented by Senate testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

In corporate news, JPMorgan Chase reported quarterly net income of seven billion US dollars, up 13 percent year-on-year.

Retail sales also unexpectedly dropped for a second month in June, signaling consumers are providing only modest support for the US economy and suggesting a weaker than hoped for rebound in GDP in the second quarter.

E-mini NASDAQ-100 Index
Daily September E-mini NASDAQ-100 Index

USA market indexes were higher on Thursday with the Dow Jones reaching another new high.

XAutoplay: On | OffThe Dow Jones industrial average slimmed to a 0.1% gain, after climbing nearly 0.2% in late trade.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.58 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,447.83.

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was down 0.6 percent, near its lowest since September. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9598.07 for a gain of 16.06 points or 0.17%. For the week, the Dow was up 1% while the S&P was up 1.4% and the Nasdaq was up 2.6%.

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