Stocks Rise at the Open on Last Day of 2013 12/31/13
NEW YORK - Stocks are moving higher on the last day of trading for 2013 as investors close out their portfolios and prepare for the New Year.
The S&P 500 is headed for its best year since 1997. The index is up 29 percent in 2013, or 32 percent with dividends included.
In the government bond market, the 10-year Treasury note continued to hover near the 3 percent mark.
U.S. markets will be closed Wednesday for New Year's Day. Trading will reopen on Thursday.