Here are the main market catalysts and closing values for the major US indexes on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite surged on Thursday.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 148.83 or 0.49 percent, to close at 30,303.37.
  • The S&P 500 gained 0.58 percent to close at 3,722.48.
  • The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.84 percent to close at 12,764.75.

Major indexes rose to all-time highs on Thursday as investors anticipate a new stimulus deal by end of the week.

On Friday keep an eye out for:

  • Month-over-month retail sales data from Canada.
  • Nike, Carnival Corp., and Thor Industries are reporting earnings.

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