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P Index: Stimulus Program and High-Dividend Stocks

p index: Banks are falling, and smaller companies continue to lag their larger rivals, according to CTV. The European Central Bank said it will end its bond-buying economic stimulus program at the end of the year, but trimmed its forecasts for economic growth across Europe. Safer, high-dividend stocks in real estate and utilities are also climbing. Government bond yields in Europe are falling. Eastern time. The S&P 500 index added 5 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,656 at 10 30 a.m. ( As reported in the news.