The stock market enjoyed its fourth consecutive day of gains with the S&P 500 rising 1.3% to a fresh record high. The benchmark index settled ahead of the Nasdaq Composite (+1.1%), which lagged since the start.
Equity indices started the day near their flat lines, which masked gains in just about every sector. In turn, those early gains were masked by the underperfomance of the health care space (-0.8%), which was down more than 2.0% at the start.
The initial weakness in health care developed after President-elect Donald Trump told TIME Magazine that he wants to …More