The U.S stocks closed within a green zone as the U.S jobless Claims came in better than forecasts at 521 thousand and Alcoa Inc saw unexpected profits for the first time in a year, while that the yellow precious metal reached a high record and the green Benjamin fell to its lowest level in 14 months, in addition a report signaled today that retail sales increased for the first time in 13 months, which ignited hopes over the outlook for the economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index gained 61.29 points or 0.63% to close at 9786.87, The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index gained 7.90 points or 0.75% to close at 1065.48, The NASDAQ Composite Index gained 13.60 points or 0.64% to close at 2123.93.