Major U.S. stock-indexes fell on the last trading day of 2016 due to losses across most sectors, but still on track to record hefty gains for the year. The markets have shown surprising resilience to major political events, such as Britain's vote in June to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president in November. U.S. stocks, which had not priced in a Trump victory in the run-up to the vote, marked a series of record highs on bets that his policies would spur growth.
Most of Dow stocks in negative area (21 of 30). Top gainer - The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS, +0.52%). Top loser - Intel Corporation (INTC, -1.06%).
Most of S&P sectors also in negative area. Top gainer - Financials (+0.4%). Top loser - Technology (-0.5%).
At the moment:
Dow 19739.00 -20.00 -0.10%
S&P 500 2239.75 -5.25 -0.23%
Nasdaq 100 4877.50 -41.00 -0.83%
Oil 53.58 -0.19 -0.35%
Gold 1158.30 +0.20 +0.02%
U.S. 10yr 2.46 -0.02