U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Monday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high for the 12th consecutive time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index also closed at an all-time high.
The last time the Dow had a longer winning streak was early January 1987, when it notched gains for 13 days in a row. The tiny gains came after an indecisive day for U.S. stocks that sent indexes wavering between small gains and losses.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 15.68 points, or 0.1 percent, to 20,837.44.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 2.39 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,369.73.
The Nasdaq composite added 16.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,861.90.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 13.44 points, or 1 percent, to 1,407.97.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,074.84 points, or 5.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 130.90 points, or 5.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 478.78 points, or 8.9 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 50.84 points, or 3.8 percent.
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