Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Tuesday, February 12. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ gained 1.5% and the S&P 500 rose 1.3% on encouraging news related to both trade negotiations with China and another potential government shutdown. Investors also reacted to the Labor Department’s JOLTS report, which indicated a December rebound and record high of 7.3 million job openings. Meanwhile, the National Federation of Independent Business reported a 3% decline in January’s Small Business Optimism Index.
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