- Stocks climbed on Monday on optimism that President Donald Trump would soon leave Walter Reed hospital after being admitted on Friday for COVID-19.
- The potential for another round of fiscal stimulus also helped stocks on Monday, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday evening that negotiators were “making progress.”
- Another relief bill would include aid to the airline industry and another round of direct payments to Americans, Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have said.
- Watch major indexes update live here.
US stocks climbed on Monday on optimism that President Donald Trump might soon leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after being admitted on Friday for COVID-19.
The White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said Trump and his doctors would discuss a discharge later Monday.
Also helping stocks were comments from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said on Sunday evening that negotiators were “making progress” on an additional round of fiscal stimulus.
Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have said that another deal would include aid to the airline industry and direct payments to Americans.
Here’s where US indexes stood shortly after the 9:30 a.m. ET open on Monday:
- S&P 500: 3,380.15, up 1%
- Dow Jones industrial average: 27,946.47, up 1% (264 points)
- Nasdaq composite: 11,208.27, up 1.2%
Shares of Regeneron were up roughly 5% on Monday after reports over the weekend said Trump received an experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment from the company.
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