NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in a month Thursday as investors grew more optimistic that Britons will vote to stay in the European Union. Investors bought stocks and sold bonds, sending bond yields and banks higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 230.24 points, or 1.3 percent, to 18,011.07.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 27.87 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,113.32.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 76.72 points, or 1.6 percent, to 4,910.04.
For the week:
The Dow is up 335.91 points, or 1.9 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 42.10 points, or 2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 109.70 points, or 2.3 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 586.04 points, or 3.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 69.38 points, or 3.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 97.37 points, or 1.9 percent.