Wall Street closes mixed after trimming gains into the close
The US stocks closed mixed on Thursday as investors' confidence was fueled by jobless claims and ECB no bearish stance while market are now focusing on nonfarm payrolls and employment report.
The Dow Jones finished the day less than 1% from record high while the S&P closed a new record high in the session. The Nasdaq touched 14-year highs before closing lower.
The Dow Jones advanced 61.71 points or 0.38% to finish the day at 16,421.89; The S&P 500 added 3.22 points or 0.17% to close at 1,877.03; while the Nasdaq Composite eased 5.85 points or 0.13% to 4,352.13.
US equities close mixed
Dow up 0.38%, S&P up 0.17% and Nasdaq down 0.13%
Asian bourses set to open higher, Nikkei +1.2%, Heng Seng +0.24% and the local ASX/200 +0.15%