NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stock indexes ended mixed Tuesday as investors let up on the accelerator after a three-week rally sent indexes to all-time highs. The Dow Jones industrial average inched higher for its eighth consecutive gain to set another record. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, which more mutual funds at the core of 401(k) accounts benchmark themselves against, pulled back from its record high.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 25.96 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 18,559.01.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 3.11 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,163.78.
The Nasdaq composite lost 19.41 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 5,036.37.
For the week:
The Dow is up 42.46 points, or 0.2 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 2.04 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 6.78 points, or 0.1 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,133.98 points, or 6.5 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 119.84 points, or 5.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 28.96 points, or 0.6 per cent.