The New York Stock Exchange ended lower on the last trading day of 2021.
On the New York Stock Exchange on the 31st, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 36,338.30, down 59.78 points (0.16%) from the previous day.
The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 index fell 12.55 points (0.26%) to 4,766.18, and the Nasdaq index, which focuses on tech stocks, fell 96.59 points (0.61%) to 15,644.97, down from the battlefield.
The New York Stock Exchange continued to trade rather quietly on the last trading day of the year.
Stocks traded generally poorly as the holiday season kicked off as we entered the last week of the year and market participants cleared most of their year-end positions.
However, if you look at the annual increase, the New York Stock Exchange has been on a high march this year.
This year, the S&P 500 rose about 26.9%, continuing its upward trend for the third year in a row, and the S&P 500 recorded its biggest annual gain since 2019.
The Dow and Nasdaq also rose 18.7% and 21.4%, respectively, this year, both indices continuing their upward trend for the third year in a row.
The New York Stock Exchange will open the first trading day of the new year, January 3, with no alternative public holidays.