Caution returned to the stock market Tuesday as investors decided to slow an advance that has lifted the Dow Jones industrial average 475 points in five days. Stocks mostly fell in light trading, though the Dow tacked on 20 points to close at a new high for the year. The modest advance came a day after the Dow shot up 200 points for the second time in three days.
The Dow rose 20.03, or 0.2 percent, to 10,246.97.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.07, or less than 0.1 percent, to 1,093.01.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.98, or 0.1 percent, to 2,151.08.
For the week:
The Dow is up 223.55, or 2.2 percent.
The S&P is up 23.71, or 2.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 38.64, or 1.8 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,470.58, or 16.8 percent.
The S&P is up 189.76, or 21.0 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 574.05, or 36.4 percent.