July 29th 2018
U.S. stocks finished the week mostly with a positive performance. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.6 percent to 25,451.06. The S&P 500 gained 0.6 percent to end at 2,818.82. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 posted their fourth straight weekly gains, the longest such streak since January. The Nasdaq in contrast lost 1.1 percent during the week to finish at 7,737.42. Most key S&P sectors finished higher, led by energy and industrials, while technology ended in the red. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, ended near 13.0.