Stocks: A Positive End to a Horrible Month

Major U.S. indexes finished in the green Friday, led by gains in beaten-down financial issues. But the Dow tumbled 14% in October, with the S&P 500 down 17%

U.S. stocks, finished an ugly month on a positive note Friday. Major indexes closed higher, led by a rebound in financial and other issues that got battered in October, one of the market's worst months in many years. Friday's rally came as money managers made end-of-month adjustments to client portfolios and bargain hunters bought issues at prices reduced by recent sell-offs, according to S&P MarketScope..

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