Just how nervous are investors about Greece? All it took to derail a day of stock market gains was news that Greece was preparing to leave the euro, an outcome most analysts expect to happen eventually. A 50-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average turned into a 57-point loss in 45 minutes. The Dow recovered to end the day down just 1.67 points.
The Dow fell 1.67 points to 12,502.81.
The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 0.64 of a point to 1,316.63.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 8.13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,839.08.
For the week so far:
The Dow is up 133.43 points, or 1.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 21.41 points, or 1.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 60.29 points, or 2.2 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 285.25 points, or 2.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 59.03 points, or 4.7 percent.
The Nasdaq composite is up 233.93 points, or 8.9 percent.