Dow Jumps 204 to 52-Week High

Easy money, robust earnings prove a winning combination
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2009 3:15 PM CST
Specialist Patrick Murphy, left, laughs with trader Jonathan Corpina, right, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks rallied today as traders positioned themselves to profit off the next series of gains, spurred by the Fed's continuation of loose monetary policy and strong corporate earnings.

  • The Dow rose 203.52 points to close at 10,276.94.
  • The Nasdaq gained 41.62, settling at 2,154.06.
  • The S&P 500 added 23.77, closing at 1,093..07.