Stocks ended mostly lower on Wall Street Wednesday, keeping the market on track for its fourth monthly loss this year.
The S&P 500 index has been volatile all week, and is down 20% for the year as investors worry about inflation and rising interest rates. Small company stocks fell sharply.
The S&P 500 fell 2.72 points, or 0.1%, to 3,818.83.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 82.32 points, or 0.3%, to 31,029.31.
The Nasdaq fell 3.65 points, or less than 0.1%, to 11,177.89.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 19.47 points, or 1.1%, to 1,719.37.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 92.91 points, or 2.4%.
The Dow is down 471.37 points, or 1.5%.
The Nasdaq is down 429.73 points, or 3.7%.
The Russell 2000 is down 46.37 points, or 2.6%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is down 947.35 points, or 19.9%.
The Dow is down 5,308.99 points, or 14.6%.
The Nasdaq is down 4,467.08 points, or 28.6%.
The Russell 2000 is down 525.94 points, or 23.4%.
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