The S&P 500 posted 60 new 52-week highs and 3 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 95 new highs and 38 new lows. Banks have been benefiting from higher interest rates, which allow them to book fatter profits from making loans.
Disney soared after unveiling a new video streaming service to go up against Netflix, the industry leader.
Netflix shares were down 3.6%.
The market was coming off a wobbly week as investors anxious that the early first-quarter earnings reports would come in even weaker than the low expectations analysts already have.
JPMorgan topped Street expectations in its first quarter financial results, giving investors a shot of confidence at the opening bell. Other banks also rose.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged almost 1%, 229 points higher, to 26,376.9. The average still finished slightly lower for the week.
In Europe, the London FTSE rose 7 points to 7,425.1, the French CAC increased 0.3% to 5,503.3 and the German DAX jumped 0.5% to 11,997.7.
At the small-cap level, the Russell 2000 ticked up 5 points to 1,584.1, and the S&P Smallcap 600 gained 0.3% to 970.3.
The gauge of current conditions rose to a four-month high of 114.2, while the expectations gauge fell to 85.8.
In addition to banks, technology, communications and industrial companies helped lift USA stocks Friday. Health care stocks lagged. So far this year, it's lagging the other 10 sectors in the S&P 500. That marks a turnaround from a severe contraction in February as the USA and China continue negotiating a resolution to their costly trade war.
The data on Chinese exports suggests that growth is potentially going to rebound, said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager with Globalt Investments.
Investors continue focusing on company earnings reports due during the next few months in hopes of gleaning clues regarding the trajectory of the USA economy. Citigroup, UnitedHealth Group and Johnson & Johnson are among the larger companies releasing results next week.
Wrong-footing financial sector watchers who had warned of a "not that great" earnings season for banks, JP Morgan reported higher first-quarter profits on Friday, pointing to a still-solid USA economy reflected in more lending and better profit margins on loans. The expected drop in profits is due nearly entirely to weaker profit margins.
Tiger Woods remporte le Masters d'Augusta — Golf
Il y a encore seize mois, il était donné perdu pour le golf après avoir subi quatre opérations du dos entre 2014 et 2017. Tiger Woods a signé un retour éclatant au plus haut niveau en remportant le Masters d'Augusta, dimanche.
Les matchs aller sont fixés au 26 avril prochain alors que les matchs retour sont prévus pour le 3 mai prochain. Le match Espérance de Tunis - CS Constantine sera joué sur la pelouse du stade de Radès à partir de 20H.
He told the ministers that the Palestinians have rejected the United States plan because it excluded Jerusalem from Palestine. The Palestinian Authority government is based in the occupied West Bank, while Islamist movement Hamas rules the Gaza Strip.
L'incendie intervient au premier jour des célébrations de la Semaine sainte qui mène à Pâques, principale fête chrétienne. Un incendie est en cours à Notre-Dame dans le 4 arrondissement de Paris, ce lundi 15 en début de soirée.
Amazon has said "tens of millions" of paid customers listen to Prime Music and its standalone Amazon Music Unlimited service. Sources say Amazon could unveil the free music streaming service before the end of April.
Organizers behind Sudanese anti-government protests say the military has attempted to break up their sit-in but backed off. Protesters have refused to leave until the military hands over power to a civilian-led transition team.
The "route" Kardashian referred to in the caption is the process of taking the bar exam without a degree . On Monday morning, Kim took to Instagram and explained just how serious she is with her new goals.
News, "I think that in everything we do, you know, my brothers and I, Priyanka and I, everything we do we think about the future". Jon's new allegiance to Daenerys will cause "a huge amount of fighting" between him and Sansa, Turner said.
The referees, the way they reffed the game - let a lot of stuff go, obviously. "You've got to stay patient", the 21-year-old said. We're really at a cross roads here, is Nazem Kadri the Next Tom Wilson? Kadri made his bed and now he has to sleep in it.
Une décision qui fait suite à la prolongation au moins jusqu'au 19 août de l'immobilisation de ses 24 Boeing 737 MAX . Sur ce total, un tiers était lié aux Boeing 737 MAX , le reste s'expliquant par des intempéries et un conflit social.
Booba réagit à la signature du contrat par Kaaris !
C'est via son réseau social favori, instagram, que Booba a annoncé son combat contre Kaaris: " il a signé, j'ai signé ". Dans une vidéo publiée sur son compte Instagram, Kaaris apparaît en train de manger et de compléter le fameux contrat.
Kate takes on extra duties: 'Preparing to be Queen'
Burrell says that Middleton will be wearing the diamond consort crown created in 1937 by Garrard & Co. for Queen Elizabeth. In the Duchess' case, it seems likely that it'll be the one that once belonged to the Queen Mother.