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Here's what happened to the stock market on Monday

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Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 157 points

The Dow gained 157.62 points, or 0.6%, to close at 25,763.16. The S&P 500 climbed 0.8% to end the day at 3066.59. The Nasdaq Composite surged 1.4%% to 9,726.02. News of even more stimulus from the Federal Reserve sent stocks surging off their lows amid a volatile session.

Fed to buy corporate bonds

The Fed announced Monday it would buy individual corporate bonds in the secondary market. The news sent the major averages to their session highs. This latest announcement builds on that program and shows the Fed will continue to support credit markets during the coronavirus. 

Big Tech rises, financials gain

Shares of major tech companies led the way higher for the broader market. Facebook gained 1.7% while Amazon and Netflix each advanced more than 1% as well. Bank shares added to the gains, with JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup both rising about 1.4%.

What happens next?

Data on U.S. retail sales and industrial production are scheduled for Tuesday. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will testify in front of Congress.

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