Modest Rally for US Stocks Mostly Gone by Closing Bell

Nasdaq still ekes out a record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 18, 2019 3:08 PM CST
Modest Rally for US Stocks Mostly Gone by Closing Bell
In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

A modest rally for stocks was mostly gone by the closing bell, ending winning streaks for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Nasdaq managed a tiny gain, enough to give it another record high, the AP reports. Trading was mostly listless on a day without major new economic data and only a few corporate earnings reports. The S&P 500 index fell 1 point, less than 0.1%, to 3,191. The Dow Jones fell 27 points, or 0.1%, to 28,239. The Nasdaq rose 4 points, or 0.1%, to 8,827. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.92%. (More stock market stories.)

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