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Julie Young
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US Market Indexes Continue Gains on Tuesday

Dow Jones closes at 24,640.45

February 13, 2018 | About:

U.S. market indexes were higher on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 24,640.45 for a gain of 39.18 points or 0.16%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,662.94 for a gain of 6.94 points or 0.26%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,013.51 for a gain of 31.55 points or 0.45%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 25.27 for a loss of -0.34 points or -1.33%.

Tuesday’s market movers

U.S. market indexes continued to gain Tuesday with real estate and consumer discretionary stocks leading gains. On the economic calendar, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index was the only market moving report Tuesday. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased to 106.9 from 104.9.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains:

Small-cap stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1,495.04 for a gain of 4.06 points or 0.27%. The S&P 600 closed at 912.74 for a gain of 1.43 points or 0.16%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,262.03 for a gain of 27.27 points or 0.30%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9,763.50 for a gain of 12.32 points or 0.13%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,843.76 for a gain of 4.61 points or 0.25%; the S&P 100 Index at 1,178.94 for a gain of 3.16 points or 0.27%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1,571.52 for a gain of 4.36 points or 0.28%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1,473.62 for a gain of 4.10 points or 0.28%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 684.09 for a gain of 2.28 points or 0.33%.

About the author:

Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial journalist with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She primarily writes about financial market news and economic trends. Julie holds a Master of Science degree in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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