US shares were higher at the close of trade; The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.26% – US equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close on the NYSE, the gained 1.26%, while the index gained 1.36%, and the index climbed 1.28%.

The biggest gainer of the session was Nike Inc (NYSE: ), which rose 6.01% or 5.43 points to trade at 95.83 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE: ) added 5.41% or 2.52 points to end at 49.01 and Caterpillar Inc (NYSE: ) was up 4.37% or 9.58 points to 228.84 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Salesforce Inc (NYSE: ), which lost 4.47% or 6.54 points to trade at 139.79 in late trade. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: ) declined 1.00% or 5.46 points to end at 538.15 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: ) declined 0.19% or 0.27 points to 138.38.

Top performers on the S&P 500 were Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc (NYSE: ) which rose 11.53% to 35.20, Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE: ) which rose 8.69% to settle at 210.62 and Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE: ) which gained 8.55% to close at 41.02.

The worst performers were Warner Bros Discovery Inc (NASDAQ: ) which fell 12.87% to 10.43 in late trade, Live Nation Entertainment Inc (NYSE: ) lost 7.25% to settle at 70.88 and ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: ) fell 6.12% to 361.95 at the close.

The top performers in the NASDAQ Composite are Huadi International Group Co Ltd (NASDAQ: ) which rose 70.26% to 180.00, Sentage Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:) which rose 34.54% to settle at 4.09 and Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:) which gained 29.35% to close at 18.95.

The worst performer was Pulmonx Corp (NASDAQ: ) which fell 60.94% to 4.82 in late trade, Funko Inc (NASDAQ:) which lost 59.38% to settle at 7.92 and Sensus Healthcare Inc (NASDAQ: ) which fell 51.23% to 6.34 at the close.

Advancing stocks outpaced falling ones by 2275 to 839 and 85 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2070 rose and 1658 declined, while 202 ended unchanged on the New York Stock Exchange.

which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, fell 2.96% to 24.55 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery rose 3.30% or 53.80 to $1,684.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, crude oil for December delivery rose 5.09% or 4.49 to hit $92.66 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 4.24% or 4.01 to trade at $98.68 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 2.16% at 1.00, while USD/JPY was down 1.12% at 146.62.

US Dollar Index Futures were down 1.91% at 110.65.

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