(CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday as investors cheered an election in Japan and extended a jobs-report rally.
The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at a new all-time high and also posted a new all-time intraday high of 2,143.16. At the close, information technology led the S&P, with health care and utilities lagging.
"What we've seen in the leadership is what you want to see, ... and what you see lagging is what you want to see," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.
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