February 24h 2019
U.S. stocks finished the week with decent gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.6 percent for the week to end at 26,031.8. The 30-stock index also broke above 26,000 for the first time since early November and posted its ninth consecutive weekly gain, its longest streak since May 1995. The S&P 500 also eked out a gain of 0.6 percent from last Friday’s close to finish at 2,792.67. The Nasdaq climbed 0.7 percent over the week to 7,527.54. It notched its ninth straight weekly gain, its longest streak since May 2009. Most key S&P sectors finished higher. The utilities sector was the best weekly performer, while energy dragged. The CBOE Volatility Index(VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded near 13.5.