(Yahoo News!) The Dow posted its ninth consecutive week of advances, its longest weekly winning streak in nearly 24 years, as investors continued to digest commentary surrounding progress toward a U.S.-China trade deal.
The Dow (^DJI) closed at 26,031.81 points, having climbed 0.7%, or 181.18 points, by the end of Friday’s session. This was the first time the index crossed 26,000 points since November 9, and its nine straight weeks gains marked the longest streak since a 10-week run between March and May 1995.
The S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.64%, or 17.79 points, with tech stocks leading advances as the index posted its fourth consecutive week of gains. The Nasdaq (^IXIC) rose 0.91%, or 67.84 points, and posted its ninth straight week of advances, tying for the longest weekly winning streak since May 2009.
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