The stock market ended a quiet Monday mostly where it began as investors shut their books for what has been an extraordinary year on Wall Street.
With just one trading day left in the year, the Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 29.1 percent, on pace for its best year since 1997. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 26 percent, the most since 1996.
The Dow rose 25.88 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,504.29.
The S&P 500 lost 0.33 points, or 0.02 percent, to 1,841.07.
The Nasdaq composite fell 2.39 points, or 0.06 percent, to 4,154.20.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 3,400.15 points, or 26 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 414.88 points, or 29.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,134.69 points, or 37.6 percent.
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