US stock market closes Thursday with gains for 2nd day

US stock market closes Thursday with gains for 2nd day

Dow Jones adds 141 points, or 0.43%

By Ovunc Kutlu

ISTANBUL (AA) - Major indexes in the US stock market closed with gains on Thursday for the second day in a row.

The Dow Jones added 141 points, or 0.43%, to finish the day at 32,859. The S&P 500 rose 23 points, or 0.57% to 4,050.

The Nasdaq increased 87 points, or 0.73%, to end the session at 12,013.

The VIX volatility index, also known as the fear index, shed 0.26% to 19.07, and the 10-year US Treasury yield lost 0.43% to at 3.551%.

The dollar index fell 0.5% to 102.16, while the euro rose 0.6% to $1.0907 against the greenback.

Precious metals were on the rise, with gold adding 0.8% to $1,981 per ounce, and silver jumping 2.4% to $23.91.

Crude oil prices soared around 1.6%, with global benchmark Brent crude at $78.53 per barrel and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate at $74.34.

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