Written by Associated Press
U.S. stocks rose Monday as banks continued to climb along with interest rates, and energy companies rallied again with oil prices. Better-than-expected auto sales and a strong report on U.S. factories also boosted stocks.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 5.61 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,429.02.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 129.64 points, or 0.6 percent, to 21,479.27.
The Nasdaq composite sank 30.36 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,110.06.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks advanced 11.32 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,426.68.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 190.19 points, or 8.5 percent.
The Dow is up 1,716.67 points, or 8.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 726.94 points, or 13.5 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 69.55 points, or 5.1 percent.