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Julie Young
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US Market Indexes Close Lower on Tuesday

Dow Jones closes at 25,007.03

March 13, 2018 | About:

U.S. market indexes were lower on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,007.03 for a loss of -171.58 points or -0.68%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,765.31 for a loss of -17.71 points or -0.64%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,511.01 for a loss of -77.31 points or -1.02%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 16.46 for a gain of 0.68 points or 4.31%.

Tuesday’s market movers

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) reported afternoon losses that effected returns in the Dow Jones Tuesday while tech stocks were also lower. Sectors leading losses for the day included technology and financials.

Economic reports affecting market trading included the following:

  • The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased to 107.6 from 106.9.
  • The Consumer Price Index reported a monthly increase of 0.2% and an annual increase of 2.2%.

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

Small-cap stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,592.71 for a loss of -8.35 points or -0.52%. The S&P 600 closed at 970.47 for a loss of -3.66 points or -0.38%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 9,911.95 for a loss of -62.48 points or -0.63%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 10,116.65 for a loss of -50.40 points or -0.50%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,940.58 for a loss of -10.66 points or -0.55%; the S&P 100 at 1,218.31 for a loss of -9.30 points or -0.76%; the Russell 3000 at 1,637.19 for a loss of -10.23 points or -0.62%; the Russell 1000 at 1,532.47 for a loss of -9.65 points or -0.63%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 693.11 for a loss of -2.16 points or -0.31%.

About the author:

Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial writer with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She writes about investments, investment products, 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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