U.S. stock markets rose on Thursday…S&P 500 jumped to a new record

U.S. stock markets rose on Thursday, provided by the economic data released today. Today’s data showed an improving economy.  The S&P 500 gained 5.86 points (+0.29%) to  1.992,37 and Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 60.43 points (+0.36%) to 17.039,49. Now, investors are waiting for Yellen’s explanations in Jackson Hole on Friday, related to the employment situation and timing of interest-rate hike.