Stock Market Today: Nasdaq Scratches Out Another Record Finish

The Nasdaq came out of a mixed day with yet another fresh high. More interesting were Friday's moves by IBM, Intel and GameStop.

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A muted Friday for the broader stock market was much more interesting under the microscope.

The market received some good news in the form of readings from IHS Markit showing a decade-high level of manufacturing activity and expansion of services activity. That news was blunted by the nation's top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who highlighted data showing that current COVID vaccines might not be as effective in curbing some mutated strains.

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.