NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks inched higher Monday, enough to send the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to a record close for the fifth time in six days. Technology and financial stocks led the way.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.50 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 18,533.05.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 5.15 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,166.89.
The Nasdaq composite added 26.19 points, or 0.5 per cent, to end at 5,055.78.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,108.02 points, or 6.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 122.95 points, or 6.0 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 48.37 points, or 1.0 per cent.