Brands Rise

Stocks traded higher on Monday. Energy and technology brands led the upswing. West Texas Intermediate crude oil added 3.3% to settle at $47.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Apple stepped up 4.1% today following news of Berkshire Hathaway’s one billion dollar stake in the tech behemoth.

Stocks Step Up

Trading ended in green territory on Friday. Stocks gained on a variety of economic news. Carmaker and raw materials brands stepped up and energy stocks climbed on an upswing in crude oil. West Texas Intermediate crude added 0.8% today to settle at $44.66 a barrel.