Stocks closed mostly higher on Tuesday, with energy and mining companies posting the biggest gains.
Technology shares lagged the rest of the market, pulling the Nasdaq composite index lower. The gains in energy and mining companies came as prices for oil, copper and other basic materials rose.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49.44 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 18,053.60.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 6.46 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,100.80.
The Nasdaq composite index lost 19.69 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 4,940.33.
For the week:
The Dow is up 156.14 points, or 0.9 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 20.07 points, or 1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 2.12 points, or 0.04 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 628.57 points, or 3.6 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 56.86 points, or 2.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 67.08 points, or 1.3 per cent.