Stocks opened sharply higher Friday, but remained on track for a brutal week of losses that saw major indexes tumble into a bear market on uncertainty over the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indications lawmakers and the Trump administration were moving close to an aid package were credited with lifting sentiment.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1,238 points, or 5.8%, to 22,439, after dropping 10% in Thursday's session. The S&P 500 was up 150 points, or 6%, at 2,630, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 436 point, or 6.1%, to 7,637.
Source : MarketWatch