Stock indexes were trading higher early Friday, as investors looked to end a week on Wall Street that has been mostly framed by optimism over the prospects of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, while overshadowing a spike in the viral outbreak in the U.S. and Europe.
Markets remain sensitive to talk of the possibility of another fiscal aid package that could help workers and businesses, despite a lack of political momentum to achieve a pact in the aftermath of a contentious U.S. presidential election.
How are stock benchmarks performing?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
traded up 156 points, or 0.5%, to reach around 29,235, while S&P 500 index
gained 20 points to reach 3,557, for a gain of 0.6%, while the Nasdaq Composite Index