NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at a record high Monday, beating the mark it set last year. The Dow Jones industrial average is just shy of its own record, which was also reached in May 2015, but the Nasdaq composite index would need to rise almost 5 per cent to regain the peak it reached last July.
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 80.19 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 18,226.93.
The S&P 500 added 7.26 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,137.16.
The Nasdaq composite added 31.88 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 4,988.64
For the year:
The Dow is up 801.90 points, or 4.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 93.22 points, or 4.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 18.77 points, or 0.4 per cent.