For the week, the Dow and S&P 500 rose 0.1% and 0.2%, respectively, to notch their third straight weekly gain. The Nasdaq meanwhile climbed 0.8%, posting a four-week winning streak.
Several companies kicked off the third quarter earnings season in the past week with better-than-expected results. JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) all reported stronger reports than analysts had forecast.
U.S. stocks could face more volatility in the week ahead as Q3 earnings season shifts into high gear with reports expected from many of the big-name U.S. technology stocks, including Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), IBM (NYSE:IBM), and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC).
The week after that then sees high-profile companies such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) all release their quarterly results.
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