Stock market today: Stocks rise as S&P 500 hits fresh record to kick off earnings-packed week

US stocks edged higher Monday, with the S&P 500 notching another record close as investors braced for a busy week packed with Big Tech earnings updates, a Federal Reserve rate decision, and the crucial US jobs report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) drifted 0.6% higher, while the S&P 500 (^GSPC) rose 0.8% to build on last week’s wins for the indexes. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) gained over 1%.

With five of the “Magnificent Seven” tech companies set to report earnings, it looks like a crunch week for stocks. Big Tech has driven the S&P 500’s recent record-setting gains, and the focus will be on whether their AI efforts and layoffs are paying off.

Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGLGOOG) lead out the pack on Tuesday, with Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Meta (META) among the 100-plus flood of corporates on the docket.


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