The stock market ended a tumultuous year right where it started. In the final tally, despite big climbs and falls, unexpected blows and surprising triumphs, all the hullabaloo proved for naught. On Friday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed at 1,257.60. That's exactly 0.04 point below where it started the year.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 69.48 points, or 0.6 percent, to 12,217.56.
The S&P 500 fell 5.42 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,257.60.
The Nasdaq composite fell 8.59 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,605.15.
For the week:
The Dow fell 76.44 points, or 0.6 percent.
The S&P 500 fell 7.73 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq fell 13.49 points, or 0.5 percent.
For the year:
The Dow gained 640.05 points, or 5.5 percent.
The S&P 500 fell 0.04 points, or less than 0.01 percent.
The Nasdaq fell 47.72 points, or 1.8 percent.