It's the End of 2017!
Stocks rose overnight in Asia, as they gained encouragement from higher oil and copper prices - which recently hit 4-year highs. The S. Korean Kospi index led the others higher with its second day of big gains; the Asia Dow ended up gaining 0.33%. European share prices weren't as healthy, and the STOXX 600 fell 0.26%
US shares traded higher all day in light trading, with technology and financial companies in the lead. The Dow Industrials ended the day up 63 points or 0.26%, the S&P 500 up 5 or 0.18%, with the NASDAQ rising by 11 points or 0.16%. Small-caps and the Dow Transportation Average went in the other direction most of the day, but the former group rallied sharply towards the close to finish up a goodly amount. On the NYSE, 1,934 stocks finished higher, while 1,008 were lower on the day.
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