US stock markets: How S&P 500, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 fared on Wednesday

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The US stock markets on Wednesday closed higher ahead of the Christmas holiday. Major indices – S&P 500, the Nasdaq, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average – recovered all the losses of this week. The rally was mainly led by technology and retail companies.

Wall Street closing on Wednesday:

The S&P 500 rose 47.33 points, or 1%, to 4,696.56.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 261.19 points, or 0.7%, to 35,753.89.

The Nasdaq rose 180.81 points, or 1.2%, to 15,521.89.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 18.96 points, or 0.9%, to 2,221.90.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 75.92 points, or 1.6%.

The Dow is up 388.45 points, or 1.1%.

The Nasdaq is up 352.21 points, or 2.3%.

The Russell 2000 is up 47.97 points, or 2.2%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 940.49 points, or 25%.

The Dow is up 5,147.41 points, or 16.8%.

The Nasdaq is up 2,633.61 points, or 20.4%.

The Russell 2000 is up 247.05 points, or 12.5%.

With agency inputs