stock market todAY
A mixed close for the US stock market today. Dow Jones and S&P 500 closed higher, but Nasdaq fell. Small-cap stocks outperformed. The closing numbers for the US stock market today:
S&P 500: 3,748.14,+21.28(+0.57%)
Dow 30: 30,829.40,+437.80(+1.44%)
Russell 2000: 2,057.92,+78.81(+3.98%)
Stock market data: Yahoo Finance
Treasury Yield 10 Years (^TNX): 1.0420+0.0870 (+9.11%)
stock market news
“Stocks ended mixed on Wednesday as turmoil in Washington escalated.
The Dow added more than 400 points, or 1.4%, to reach a record closing high, and the S&P 500 gained about 0.6% as financials and materials stocks outperformed. The Nasdaq closed out the session lower.
The U.S. Capitol was put under lockdown Wednesday afternoon as protesters in support of President Donald Trump flooded the building while lawmakers were in the process of debating President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C., ordered a citywide curfew from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday amid the unrest.
Earlier, traders were closely monitoring developments around the Georgia Senate runoff elections. Democrat Raphael Warnock edged out incumbent Republican Kelly Loeffler to win one of the two seats in the state, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. This would give Democrats 49 seats in the Senate to Republicans’ 50, with one seat still hanging in balance. The Georgia Senate race between incumbent Republican David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff remained too close to call as of Wednesday afternoon.”