- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that the current U.S. administration would continue to pursue diplomatic resolutions with Pyongyang.
- Stocks were coming off their second-worst weekly performance of the year, with the S&P 500 falling 1.43 percent.
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U.S. stocks traded sharply higher on Monday as traders saw geopolitical tensions easing.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 150 points, with Goldman Sachs and Apple contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 gained 0.97 percent, with financials and information technology leading all sectors higher. The Nasdaq composite outperformed, rising 1.2 percent, as shares of Tesla, Amazon and Facebook all rose.