December 21-24, 2020 Recap
U.S. stocks rose on Thursday in a second day of small gains in the Christmas holidayshortened trading week as Wall Street reviewed the latest prospects for a second major coronavirus relief package. On Wednesday, President Trump initially refused to sign a $2.3 trillion combination $900B stimulus and government funding bill, saying it contained wasteful spending provisions and too low $600 direct payments to Americans versus $2,000 payments. Meanwhile, global investors cheered approval of the Brexit trade deal reached by U.K. and European Union negotiators.
For the week, the S&P 500 slipped 0.15%, the Dow Industrials rose 0.07%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite gained 0.39%.
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