Stocks - Dow and S&P Rise on Trade Hope; Nasdaq Falters

investing.com | September 13, 2019

Stocks - Dow and S&P Rise on Trade Hope; Nasdaq Falters
Wall Street was mixed on Friday, even as trade progress between the U.S. and China boosted investor confidence. The Dow rose 79 points, or 0.3%, by 9:36 AM ET (13:36 GMT), while the S&P 500 gained 4 points, or 0.2%, and the Nasdaq composite was up 8 points, or 0.1%. Markets got another boost on Thursday after trade concessions between Beijing and Washington gave hope that the two largest economies in the world would soon settle their differences. U.S. President Donald Trump said he was potentially open to an interim trade deal with China, although he preferred a comprehensive agreement. Meanwhile on Friday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said the country would exempt some U.S. pork and soybeans from additional tariffs on U.S. goods.

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