Alex Veiga, Associated Press Published 10:02 a.m. ET April 12, 2019 | Updated 2:15 p.m. ET April 12, 2019

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For many younger investors, the stock market has only gone one direction: up. The S&P 500 is in the midst of its longest-ever bull run, and it’s been nearly nine and a half years since the last drop of 20 percent. (Aug. 22) AP

Stocks marched broadly higher in afternoon trading Friday on Wall Street, putting the market on track to erase much of the losses it sustained this week.

Banks led the gains after a solid quarterly profit report from JPMorgan Chase opened the latest round of highly anticipated company earnings.