Major indices little changed 

The US stocks gave up most of their earlier gains but still found some buying near the close and are closing higher on the day.  

  • The Dow industrial average has extended its winning streak to 5 trading days. 
  • The Dow is 2% from its all-time high
  • The S&P is up 4 of the last 5 trading days. 
  • The S&P is less than 1% from the all-time high
  • The up one day, down the next for the Nasdaq index is on day 10.Today was an up day (tomorrow lower?).  
  • Energy is a best-performing sector as crude oil rallies to the highest level in 2 1/2 years.

The Meme frenzy continued today with:

  • AMC shares up 95% on the day
  • Bed Bath & Beyond rose 62.11%
  • Blackberry rose 31.92%
  • GameStop up 13.34%

The closes for the day are showing:

  • S&P index rose 6.10 points or +0.15% at 4208.14
  • NASDAQ index rose 19.85 points or 0.14% at 13756.33.
  • Dow rose 25.07 points or 0.07% at 34600.38
  • Russell 2000 rose 3.09 points or 0.13% at 2297.83

At the highs and lows for the day, 

  • The S&P was up 15.32 points and down -3.78 points
  • The Nasdaq was up 39.41 points and down -46.74 points
  • The Dow was up 131.34 points and down -29.35 points

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