Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and
Technology and industrial stocks led the gains, which snapped a two-day losing streak for the S&P 500. Investor jitters over whether the U.S. and China will be able to avert a new escalation in their trade war have made for choppy trading this week.
The S&P 500 index gained 9.11 points, or 0.3%, to 3,141.63.
The Dow Jones Industrial rose 29.58 points, or 0.1%, to 27,911.30.
The Nasdaq added 37.87 points, or 0.4%, to 8,654.05.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks edged up 0.21 points, or less than 0.1%, to 1,631.93.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 4.28 points, or 0.1%.
The Dow is down 103.76 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq is down 2.48 points, or less than 0.1%.
The Russell 2000 is down 1.91 points, or 0.1%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 634.78 points, or 25.3%.
The Dow is up 4,583.84 points, or 19.6%.
The Nasdaq is up 2,018.77 points, or 30.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 283.37 points, or 21%.
The Associated Press