U.S. stock indexes ticked closer to record heights on Tuesday, as oil prices gave back nearly half their day-earlier gains. Treasury yields fell as the Federal Reserve opened a two-day meeting where it’s expected to announce a second rate cut in as many months.
The S&P 500 rose 7.73 points, or 0.3%, to 3,005.69.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 33.98 points, or 0.1%, to 27,110.80.
The Nasdaq gained 32.47 points, or 0.4%, to 8,186.02.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks fell 6.31 points, or 0.4%, to 1,578.29.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 1.69 points, or 0.1%.
The Dow is down 108.72 points, or 0.4%.
The Nasdaq is up 9.30 points, or 0.1%.
The Russell 2000 is up 0.15 points, or less than 0.1%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 498.85 points, or 19.9%.
The Dow is up 3,783.34 points, or 16.2%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,550.74 points, or 23.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 229.73 points, or 17%.
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