June 30th 2019
U.S. stocks finished the week nearly unchanged. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.4 percent to close at 26,599.96. The 30-stock index rallied more than 7 percent this month and 14 percent for the first half. The S&P 500 recorded a weekly decline of 0.3 percent to end at 2,941.74. For the month, the S&P 500 jumped 6.9 percent, its best June performance since 1955. The broad index is also up more than 17 percent this year. The Nasdaq also lost 0.3 percent for the week to end at 8,006.24 but rallied 7.4 percent this month. Among the key S&P sectors, materials was the best weekly performer, while utilities dragged. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, traded higher, near 15.1.