S&P 500 and Nasdaq
Composite closed marginally higher on Wednesday, led by the gains in technology
sector as a healthy forecast from IBM helped mitigate worries over the
developing coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday, but the day’s uneven path showed investors’ sensitivity to any signs of turmoil in the Middle East, with stocks rising on comments by Trump and paring gains on reports of blasts in Baghdad.