United States jobs data continue to give stocks a lift

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Industrials (-1.2%) was easily the weakest sector on the day, as investors anxious that "a mistake in trade policy could be as big as a mistake in monetary policy", according to Art Hogan, chief market strategist at B. Riley FBR.

Centaurus Financial Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Broadcom rose 2.9 percent following report that Intel was considering a possible bid for the company.

Having started the day on a positive note, key share indices in the United States traded on a mixed note through the session on Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite clocking a record closing high, and Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 ending lower. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.1 percent to 7,208. Bank of New York Mellon gave back 1.3 percent and Nvidia, a chipmaker, rose 2.5 percent. Both S&P 500 and Nasdaq rose as much as 0.7 percent before trading lower. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,974.43 for a gain of 19.39 points or 0.19%. SPDR Dow Jones REIT ETF comprises about 1.5% of Smith Moore & CO.'s holdings, making the stock its 10th largest holding.

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Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in retailers and technology companies.

In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent to 12,389 while France's CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,277.

Several stocks were moving on deal news. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 23,604 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,211,000 after acquiring an additional 8,265 shares during the last quarter. The S&P 600 closed at 974.13 for a gain of 3.87 points or 0.40%. The Nasdaq composite gained 26 points, or 0.4 percent, to 7,588, another record high.

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