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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

DATE POSTED:January 12, 2018

A remarkable start to 2018 continued for stocks on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) had a 200-point-plus gain for the second day in a row, and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) also closed at a record.

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Consumer discretionary stocks led the way, with the Consumer Discretionary Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT: XLY) up 1.3%. Energy stocks had another strong day; the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT: XLE) gained 1%.

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