Stock Market Today: Dow Soars 511 Points After McDonald's Earnings

All three indexes notched impressive gains Monday ahead of a jam-packed week on Wall Street.

McDonald's logo displayed on tall pole outside of one of its stores
(Image credit: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Stocks opened higher Monday and stayed that way through the close as investors looked ahead to a busy week on Wall Street – one that includes the next Fed meeting and Apple (AAPL, +1.2%) earnings. 

Today, a solid reaction to earnings for one blue chip stock helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average outpace its peers even as the two other main indexes scored notable wins of their own.  

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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.