NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks inched higher Monday, enough to send the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record close for the fifth time in six days. Technology and financial stocks led the way.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 16.50 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,533.05.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 5.15 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,166.89.
The Nasdaq composite added 26.19 points, or 0.5 percent, to end at 5,055.78.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,108.02 points, or 6.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 122.95 points, or 6.0 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 48.37 points, or 1.0 percent.