7/13/2018, 10:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US stocks end with gains, Nasdaq at closing high

Markets in the United States closed in the green on Friday as investors focused on President Donald Trump's visit to the United Kingdom and digested earnings from major banks. Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to work on a bilateral free trade deal and to boost military cooperation between their countries. Meanwhile, the earnings season kicked off as JPMorgan, Wells Fargo and Citigroup announced their results before the bell.

The Nasdaq 100 ended 0.13% higher as it reached a record close. MercadoLibre led the gains as the e-commerce company jumped 3.03%. Amazon also pushed the index higher as its shares increased 0.91%.

The Dow Jones rose 0.38% with Walgreens Boots Alliance up 2.02%. The S&P 500 added 0.11%. Ulta Beauty was the best performer as it climbed 2.77%.

The euro added 0.09% against the dollar to go for 1.1681 at 10:03 pm CET.

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