July 28th 2019
U.S. stocks climbed last week, lifting the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small weekly gain of 0.1 percent to finish at 27,192.45. The S&P 500 gained 1.7 percent in the past five days to finish at 3,025.86, posting a record high. The Nasdaq gained 2.3 percent for the week to end at an all-time high of 8,330.21. Nearly all key S&P sectors ended in positive territory for the week, led by financials. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, closed at 12.16.