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November 20, 2020
Wall Street capped a day of choppy trading with modest gains for stocks Thursday, as the market's tug of war continues between worries about the worsening pandemic in the present and optimism that a vaccine will rescue the economy in the future.
The S&P 500 rose 0.4% after spending much of the day flipping between small losses and gains. The benchmark index was coming off a 1.2% slide from the day before that pulled it away from its record of 3,626.91 set on Monday. The late-afternoon burst of buying erased nearly all of the S&P 500's losses for the week.
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