April 30th 2017
U.S. stocks finished the week in positive territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.9 percent for the week to close at 20,940.51. The blue-chip gauge rose 1.3 percent for the month. The S&P 500 booked a weekly gain of 1.5 percent and closed at 2,384.20. The broad-index added 0.9 percent in April. The Nasdaq advanced 2.3 percent during the week to end at 6,047.61. The heavy-tech index gained 2.3 percent over the month. All key S&P sectors ended in positive territory for the week, led by health care. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded near 10.7.