Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Monday, extending the major indexes’ milestone-shattering run.
The S&P 500 index notched its third-consecutive all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq composite also set record highs. The market’s latest gains followed mostly muted trading as investors kicked off a holiday shortened week. U.S. markets are scheduled to open for only a half day on Tuesday and then close the next day for Christmas.
The S&P 500 rose 2.79 points, or 0.1%, to 3,224.01.
The Dow gained 96.44 points, or 0.3%, to 28,551.53.
The Nasdaq climbed 20.69 points, or 0.2%, to 8,945.65.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks rose 2.24 points, or 0.1%, to 1,674.14.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 717.16 points, or 28.6%.
The Dow is up 5,224.07 points, or 22.4%.
The Nasdaq is up 2,310.37 points, or 34.8%.
The Russell 2000 is up 325.58 points, or 24.1%.