Stock Market Today: Dow Dashes to Best Gain Since November 2020

Russia reportedly is opening the door to negotiations, sparking a broad-based rally Friday that saw all 11 sectors finish well in the green.

Ukrainian Military Forces servicemen block a road in Kyiv
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News about the conflict in Eastern Europe was contradictory as the trading week came to a close, but markets surged as Wall Street grasped for good news.

On Friday, Russian troops reportedly were closing in on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Yet on the same day, the Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed to send a delegation to the Belarusian capital of Minsk to negotiate with Ukraine.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.