U.S. stocks finished barely lower Wednesday as banks return some of the huge gains they’ve made since the presidential election last week, but technology and consumer stocks climbed. The dollar continued to appreciate against other currencies and reached its highest mark in 13 years.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 54.92 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 18,868.14.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gave up 3.45 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,176.94.
The Nasdaq composite rose 18.96 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 5,294.58.
For the week:
The Dow is up 20.48 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 12.49 points, or 0.6 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 57.47 points, or 1.1 per cent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,443.11 points, or 8.3 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 133 points, or 6.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 287.17 points, or 5.7 per cent.