Daily Market Recap - 3:30 pm CST

December 12, 2018


U.S. stocks edged higher today as markets digest the news that China plans to replace its "Made in China 2025" plan with something better for foreign businesses. In corporate news, at an investor conference today Lowe's announced a $10 billion share-repurchase program. In economic news, the Consumer Price index, a gauge of cost of living, came in flat for November. U.S. Treasury bond yields rose while their prices fell.

Overall market indexes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was up 157 points or 0.6% to 24,527

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 14 points or 0.5% to 2,651

The NASDAQ Composite Index was up 66 points or 0.9% to 7,098

Bond markets

The 30-year Treasury yield closed higher at 3.15% and the 10-year Treasury yield finished higher at 2.91%.

Commodity markets

The spot price of gold rose $1.94 to $1,245.15
And the price of crude oil fell $0.55 to $51.10
See our Weekly Market Update.

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