U.S. stock markets closed modestly higher on Thursday’s shortened session as investors monitored the progress of the COVID-19 relief bill. Moreover, investors’ sentiment was lifted after the U.K. arrived at a trade deal with the European Union before its exit from the trade bloc on Jan 1. All three major stock indexes ended the day in green.
How Did The Benchmarks Perform?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) rallied 0.2%, closing at 30,199.87, continuing its 2-day winning run. Notably, 19 components of the 30-stock index ended in green while 11 finished the day in red.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed