Stocks rose to a record on speculation the economic recovery can weather the coronavirus flareup. Bonds fell.
Trading volume was low ahead of the holidays. Electric-vehicle startup Nikola Corp. surged amid optimism about deliveries. U.S.-listed shares of JD.com Inc. sank on Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s plan to distribute over $16 billion of the Chinese e-commerce firm’s stock as a one-time dividend. Crocs Inc., the colorful clog maker, plunged after agreeing to buy casual-shoe brand Heydude for $2.5 billion. Bitcoin climbed above $50,000.