US stocks finish near the best levels of the day
Early worries vanish
Data showing a strong consumer and tight jobs market didn't hurt equities, neither did a surprising hawkish turn from the SF Fed President.
US equities started lower but touched the lows of the day within minutes. From there it was a slow, low volatility grind higher as US traders slowly filed out for a long weekend.
- S&P 500 up 11 points to 4710 (+0.2%)
- Nasdaq +0.4%
- DJIA flat
- Russell 2000 +0.2%