Health care and financial stocks were among the biggest winners Wednesday as traders became more hopeful that a trade deal between the USA and China was making progress.
"It's possible we start to see an easing in the jobs market", Mr. Galy said.
"The trade war will be the key driver of sentiment in the immediate few weeks", DBS Group analysts wrote in a report.
They're also looking for more clarity on the health of the economy.
Benchmark crude oil lost 21 cents to $58.22 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The S&P 500 index rose 4.67 points, or 0.2%, to 3,117.43. Despite recovering some losses, the index is still down 0.9% for the week.
At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 33.99 points, or 0.12 percent, to 27,615.79. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks picked up 0.94 points, also less than 0.1%, to 1,614.83. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions. It was at 1.83% on Monday.
USA stock indexes got off to an uneven start this week amid mixed signals on trade. On Tuesday, he proposed tariffs on $2.4 billion in French products in retaliation for a tax on global tech giants including Google, Amazon and Facebook.
US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will "restore" tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Brazil and Argentina, drawing wide concern domestically and overseas.
Data released on Wednesday showed that the US services sector, which makes up the bulk of the economy, grew at a surprisingly slow pace.
Investors now look to Friday's employment report from the US Labour Department, which is expected to show an increase of 180,000 nonfarm payrolls in November. Job growth has been a strong part of the economy and the report raises doubts ahead of the Labor Department's more comprehensive update. The choice got here after France launched a digital provider tax, which the US argues treats American tech corporations unfairly.
Traders shrugged off the mixed economic data Wednesday.
Gains were primarily concentrated in materials, information technology and financials stocks. Halliburton rose 4.2%, and Devon Energy added 4.6%. Brent crude, the global standard, rose $2.18, or 3.6%, to $63.
Washington's threat to hit French products with tariffs over a taxation dispute concerning large United States tech companies also fueled turmoil in the stock market.
Expedia Group climbed 6.2% after the company shook its leadership and expanded its stock buyback program.
Nike gained 1.8 per cent following Goldman Sachs' upgrade of the sportswear maker's stock to "buy" from "neutral".
Gold rose $2.90 to $1,476.90 per ounce, silver rose 14 cents to $16.94 per ounce and copper rose 1 cent to $2.65 per pound.
The dollar fell from 108.74 yen on Thursday to 108.67 Japanese yen. The euro was steady at $1.1107.
That followed comments from President Trump who had suggested earlier in the week that the talks could continue well into next year, spooking investors and pushing major indexes lower.
Hough now says she "reached out" to Union but hopes to actually speak with her upon her return to Los Angeles. However, it remains unclear whether Julianne Hough will further discuss the controversy in the near future.
The eel releases the low blips of electricity when it's trying to find food, aquarist Kimberly Hurt said. The aquarium hopes its latest festive effort will spur further interest in the freshwater fish.
Samedi prochain, le 7 décembre, le SPD sera réuni en congrès à Berlin où il doit entériner le choix du nouveau duo présidentiel. Un résultat inattendu qui menace la coalition et le maintien au pouvoir de la chancelière Angela Merkel .
A police official told Reuters that Cha, 27, was found dead on Tuesday and that the cause of the death was not immediately known. Another added, "What a bad year this has been so far with so many talented young individuals leaving too soon".
Marisnick hit.233/.289/.411 with 10 homers and 10 steals a year ago while being an above-average defender in center field. Corona, 19, might still be a ways off, although he hit.311 for the Mets in the Class A Gulf Coast League a year ago .
According to government figures, police registered 33,658 cases of rape in India in 2017, an average of 92 rapes every day. Minutes after the encounter, senior Telangana police officials arrived at the site to take stock of the situation.
That's why she's choosing to focus on public figures pushing back against the system at this new juncture of life. Why?" Do you think the label changed its mind? Overall, the 10-time Grammy victor is "really happy" right now.
By Friday morning the blazes had all been downgraded, with six fires in the state at watch and act levels. Warm and dry winds are expected to continue to elevate fire dangers across north and east parts of NSW.
Offers haven't come in yet, but the Yankees' involvement could be an enormous boon for Cole. Given that Cole is a Scott Boras client, a "record" deal definitely moves the needle.
Nancy Pelosi Announces House Will Proceed With Impeachment
She spoke a day after the House Judiciary Committee began considering potential charges against the Republican president. Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House that they are "very ready" for the trial.
Washington State extends Mike Leach through 2024
The Cougars are going to bowl game for the fifth consecutive season, the first time that's happened in program history. He will also receive a $750,000 retention bonus if he still at Washington State when the 2020 season ends.
Taylor Swift is about to drop a Christmas song
In a selfie video filmed on her phone, Taylor said: "Okay I know this is pretty wild, but I've just written a Christmas song". The music video features nostalgic home footage filmed by her mother and father Andrea and Scott Swift during the holidays.
La Formule E monte en grade
Tout comme les saisons précédentes, le pilote et l'équipe sacrés cette saison ne recevront pas le titre de champions du monde. La discipline électrique rejoindra les rangs de la Formule 1, du WEC, du WRC et du WRX à compter de sa saison 7.
India vs West Indies 1st T20I
Pollard has backed the newbies, urging the public to not be too critical of them after just one or two global series. However the West Indies coach remained optimistic about his team's possibilities against a dominant Indian facet.