July 30th 2017
U.S. stocks finished another week with a mixed performance, with one index notching a record high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.2 percent in five trading days to end at a new record of 21,830.31. The S&P 500 declined less than 0.1 percent for the week to finish at 2,472.10. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.2 percent during the week to 6,374.68. Among the key S&P sectors, energy was the best weekly performer, while health care dragged. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded near 10.3.