FILE - This Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. World stock markets rose Friday, Oct. 9, 2015,  on expectations the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates at a record low for at least several more months. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Stocks close out best week of the year with a small gain

Most of the gains this week came immediately following the release of last week’s disappointing jobs report, which sent a signal to investors that the Federal Reserve would hold pat on raising interest rates at least for several more months.