The stock market closed slightly lower Thursday as the longest rally since July petered out. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 0.3 percent after rising the previous seven days. That was the longest winning streak since a string of eight gains between July 3 and July 15.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.96 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 15,300.64.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 5.71 points, or 0.34 percent, to 1,683.42.
The Nasdaq composite fell 9.04 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,715.97.
For the week:
The Dow is up 378.14 points, or 2.5 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 28.25 points, or 1.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 55.96 points, or 1.5 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 2,196.50 points, or 17 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 257.23 points, or 18 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 696.46 points, or 23.1 percent.