The Dow Jones industrial average rose 144.71, or 0.68 percent, to close at 21,528.99, with Apple leading advancers and Travelers lagging.

The S&P 500 gained 20.31 points, or 0.83 percent, to end at 2,453.46, with information technology leading eight sectors higher and energy underperforming.

The Nasdaq advanced 87.25 points, or 1.42 percent, to close at 6,239.01.

About nine stocks advanced for every five decliners at the New York Stock Exchange, with an exchange volume of 800.85 million and a composite volume of 3.240 billion at the close.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded near 10.3.

On tap this week:

Monday

7:00 p.m. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans

Tuesday

Earnings: Lennar, Adobe, FedEx

8:30 a.m. Current account

8:30 a.m. Philadelphia Fed

3:00 p.m. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan

Wednesday

Earnings: Oracle, Winnebago, CarMax

10:00 a.m. Existing home sales

Thursday

Earnings: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Barnes and Noble, Sonic, Accenture

8:30 a.m. Initial claims

9:00 a.m. FHFA home prices

10:00 a.m. Fed Gov. Jay Powell at Senate Banking

Friday

Earnings: Blackberry, Finish Line

9:45 a.m. Manufacturing PMI

10:00 a.m. New home sales

10:15 a.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard

12:40 p.m. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester

2:15 p.m. Fed Gov. Powell

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