U.S. stocks rose Monday, a day with light trading volume and little in the way of major economic or corporate news. Investors are betting that the Federal Reserve will keep in place programs meant to prop up the economy. The Fed holds a two-day policy meeting beginning Tuesday.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 109.67 points, or 0.7 percent, to 15,179.85.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 12.31 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,639.04.
The Nasdaq composite index rose 28.58 points, or 0.8 percent, to 3,452.13.
For the year:
The Dow is up 2,075.71 points, or 15.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 212.85 or 14.9 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 432.62 points, or 14.3 percent.