Wall Street ended a wobbly day with mixed results Tuesday, but the S&P 500 still managed to close out August with a solid gain. It marked the seventh straight winning month for the benchmark index, its longest such streak since early 2018.
The S&P 500 slipped 0.1% below the latest record high it had set just one day earlier. Weakness in Big Tech stocks weighed down the S&P 500, as well as the Nasdaq composite. Small-company stocks rose.
The S&P 500 fell 6.11 points, or 0.1%, to 4,522.68.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 39.11 points, or 0.1%, to 35,360.73.
The Nasdaq fell 6.65 points, less than 0.1%, to 15,259.24.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 7.78 points, or 0.3%, to 2,273.77.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 13.31 points, or 0.3%.
The Dow is down 95.07 points, or 0.3%.
The Nasdaq is up 129.74 points, or 0.9%.
The Russell 2000 is down 3.38 points, or 0.1%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 766.61 points, or 20.4%.
The Dow is up 4,754.25 points, or 15.5%.
The Nasdaq is up 2,370.95 points, or 18.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 298.92 points, or 15.1%.
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