How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Monday

U.S. stocks closed higher Monday as investors remained confident that stimulus measures from global central banks will help spur economic growth. Gains were led by the so-called consumer discretionary sector, which includes retailers like Coach, Urban Outfitters and Gap, ahead of the crucial holiday sales season. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged further into record territory.


The Dow climbed 7.84 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,817.90.

The S&P 500 index added 5.91 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,069.41.

The Nasdaq composite rose 41.92 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,754.89.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,241.24 points, or 7.5 per cent.

The S&P 500 index is up 221.05 points, or 12 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 578.30 points, or 13.9 per cent.