U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday, erasing much of the market’s gain from the day before. The broad decline came as traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 200.19 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 17,776.12.
The S&P 500 index fell 18.35 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 2,067.89.
The Nasdaq composite shed 46.56 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,900.88.
For the week:
The Dow is up 63.46 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 6.87 points, or 0.3 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 9.67 points, or 0.2 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is down 46.95 points, or 0.3 per cent.
The S&P 500 index is up 8.99 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 164.83 points, or 3.5 per cent.