Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS:US) and Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) are among five Wall Street firms in addition to JPMorgan (JPM:US) Chase & Co.
The Federal Housing Administration has announced plans to reduce its stake in the market, an indication it sees some signs of strength in real estate.
The U.S. economy is poised to add the most jobs since well before the start of the Great Recession. The strong November jobs report was a good sign for the economy.
Stocks on Wall Street closed higher on Friday after a stronger-than-expected payrolls report gave traders confidence that the economy could be healthy enough to withstand a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's stimulus.
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, file photo, an Amazon.com employee stocks products along one of the many miles of aisles at an Amazon.