The Dow Jones industrial average eked out a record on Friday after a choppy day of trading during which investors couldn’t make up their minds whether to buy or sell. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index also inched up, but is no higher than it was in early March, after waffling between weekly gains and losses most of that time.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 32.37 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,583.34.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.85 points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,878.48.
The Nasdaq composite rose 20.37 points, or 0.5 percent, to 4,071.87.
For the week:
The Dow is up 70.45 points, or 0.4 percent.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down 2.66 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 52.03 points, or 1.3 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 6.68 points, or 0.04 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 30.12 points, or 1.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 104.72 points, or 2.5 percent