Description:U.S. stocks gained on Friday on news the European Central Bank is considering setting targets in a new bond-buying program that could help contain euro-zone borrowing costs and on hopes of more stimulus from the Federal Reserve. Despite the day's advance, the S&P 500 broke a six-week string of gains.
For the week, the benchmark index fell 0.5 percent loss. Conflicting perceptions of the Fed's commitment to provide more stimulus took a toll on the market this week. Investor sentiment received (0:52)