Adviser Investments’ Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell has the market analysis for Friday, February 15. Major U.S. stockA financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. indexes gained on news that a second government shutdown has been avoided and encouraging trade negotiation progress between the U.S. and China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ rose 1.8%, 1.1% and 0.6%, respectively. Meanwhile, the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index beat consensus estimates with a 5% rebound from January to February.