Major stock indexes closed with meagre gains Tuesday after an afternoon stumble erased much of an early rally. Energy stocks did far better than the rest of the market as the price of oil closed above $50 a barrel for the first time in almost a year.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 17.95 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,938.28.
The S&P 500 picked up 2.72 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,112.13.
The Nasdaq composite dipped 6.96 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,961.75.
For the week:
The Dow is up 131.22 points, or 0.7 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 13 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 19.24 points, or 0.4 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 513.25 points, or 2.9 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 68.19 points, or 3.3 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 45.66 points, or 0.9 per cent.