Thursday, October 22, 2020

Market Roundup for Oct. 5

By on October 6, 2020

SAN JUAN — The U.S. stock market began the week on a high note.

Most investors are cautiously optimistic that Congress and the Trump may be closer to agreeing on a new economic stimulus package.

Additionally, it appears that President Trump may be returning to the White House after a three-day stay at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

The president was treated with the Remdesivir antiviral medication and an experimental antibody cocktail. Like all things Trump, he took to Twitter to say he was “feeling really good” and would leave the hospital in the evening.

On to markets.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,148.64, up 465.63 points, or 1.69%.
  • The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed at 3,408.60, up 60.16 points, or 1.8%.
  • The NASDAQ Composite Index closed at 11,332.48, up 257.47 points, or 2.23%.
  • The Birling Capital Puerto Rico Stock Index closed at 1,563.42, up 40.20 points, or 2.64%.
  • The U.S. Treasury 10-year note closed higher, at 0.78%.
  • The U.S. Treasury 2-year note closed higher at 0.14%.