Investor Optimism Improves Following Tech Earnings, Jobs Data; S&P 500 Gains For 4th Week



The CNN Money Fear and Greed index showed an improvement in the overall market sentiment, while the index remained in the “Greed” zone on Friday.

U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the S&P 500 index hitting a new record high during the session. For the week, the S&P 500 gained 1.4%, recording gains for the fourth week in a row.

Shares of Meta Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ: META) jumped over 20% on Friday as the company reported upbeat fourth-quarter financial results and initiated a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share., Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) shares gained around 7.9% after the company posted stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) also reported better-than-expected earnings …

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