Jan 4, 2019 - Economy & Business

Wall Street rallies after strong jobs report

Traders look at a computer on the floor of the new york stock exchange

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Stocks jumped on Friday following a stronger-than-expected employment report and dovish sentiment from Fed Chair Jay Powell.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 749 points, or 3.29%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq gained 3.43% and 3.38%, respectively.
  • As would be expected, bond yields also rose. The 2-year rose to 2.4% from 2.3% and the 10-year yield climbed to 2.6% from 2.5%, or 10 basis points each.
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