US Stocks Gain on Embrace of ‘Goldilocks’ Mood: Markets Wrap

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US stocks closed higher and Treasuries slidBloomberg Terminal as investors picked through another batch of solid economic data to find different takeaways, even as worries mounted that it would force a hawkish response from the Federal Reserve.

The S&P 500 rose 0.3% after earlier dropping more than 0.75%. The Nasdaq 100 climbed 0.8%. Two-year Treasury yields held near 4.60%. The dollar advanced versus major peers.

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US Stocks Gain on Embrace of ‘Goldilocks’ Mood: Markets Wrap