The 'close higher' group
These verbs are used when talking about the level of share prices or currencies. They are used with the adjectives higher and lower. Close, end, finish, and open are also used with firmer, weaker, and unchanged. These verbs are all link verbs (see Chapter 5).
close creep drift edge end finish inch move open
Stocks closed lower on Wall Street today.
The pound edged higher against the dollar, to close up .15 cents at $1.68.
On Tuesday, London opened firmer on a technical bounce after Monday's broad decline.