August 27th 2017
U.S. stocks finished the week with small gains. For the week the Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out a small gain of 0.6 percent to finish at 21,813.67. The S&P 500 finished at 2,443.05 and recorded a weekly gain of 0.7 percent. The Nasdaq posted a weekly gain of 0.8 percent to end at 6,265.64. The heavy-tech index booked its first weekly gain in five weeks. Most key S&P sectors ended in positive territory for the week, led by materials. Consumer staples were the only decliners. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded more than 9.5 percent lower, near 11.3.