The S&P 500 added 0.28% to close at 4,378.38, while the Nasdaq jumped 0.9% to end at 13,639.86. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 56.74 points, or 0.17%, to settle at 34,152.60.
The S&P 500 rose for a seventh consecutive day for the first time since its eight-day win streak reached in November 2021, while the Nasdaq posted eight days of wins for the first time since an 11-day streak ended in November 2021. The Dow rose for a seventh straight session for its longest streak since July.
Technology stocks moved higher as yields pulled back, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note last trading about 9 basis points lower at 4.573%. Some notable gainers included Amazon and Salesforce, which rose more than 2% each, while Apple, Microsoft and Meta Platforms gained about 1%. Semiconductor stocks Advanced Micro Devices, Broadcom and Intel rose ahead of the rollout of funding from the Chips Act.
"As yields move lower, we tend to get a bigger rebound in the growth parts of the market," said Mona Mahajan, senior investment strategist at Edward Jones, adding that a cooldown in oil prices may also be contributing to sentiment around inflation, and offering some relief at the pump.
"There's some momentum after last week, there's some follow through," she said. "We're not seeing yet any real consolidation in some of the gains we've seen over the last six days."
Wall Street continued to assess whether last week's rally can continue after all three indices wrapped their best week in 2023. So far this month, all major averages are on pace for gains, with the Dow up 3.3%. The S&P and Nasdaq have jumped 4.4% and 6.1%, respectively.
Elsewhere, Wall Street awaits more commentary from central bank speakers, including Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. Quarterly results from Disney, Wynn Resorts and Occidental Petroleum are due out this week.
Stocks finish higher as Nasdaq, S&P 500 notch longest streaks in roughly two years
— Samantha Subin
Market rally may be fleeting, Wolfe Research says
Wolfe Research strategist Rob Ginsberg noted that the early November rally could soon stall out, if the trading action from earlier in the year is any indication.
"Each rally since the July peak has stalled out before making a fresh 1-month high, before rolling over to a new 1-month low…the definition of a downtrend," Ginsberg said.
To be sure, he also noted that some momentum indicators "inflected positive for all of the indices (last week), and today we see it being confirmed at the stock level."
— Fred Imbert