Stock Market Today: Dow, S&P 500 Reach New Highs Again as Earnings Impress

A slew of better-than-expected financial-sector earnings helped keep the market's momentum going Friday.

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Investors weren't given much macro data to chew on Friday, though they still had plenty of positive points throughout the past week to digest.

However, a slew of promising first-quarter earnings reports helped give the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other indexes a gentle nudge higher to finish the week.

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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.