facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

After Friday's Christmas rally, stocks were mixed Monday

Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:04 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. stocks closed mixed Monday after a holiday week with markets mixed in Asia and lower in Europe.

After Black Friday's strong gains on light volume, investors focused on the delayed international help for Greece and worries that lawmakers in Washington would not be able to intervene in time to stop the "fiscal cliff."

The fiscal cliff is a series of federal spending cuts and tax increases totaling half a trillion dollars that, absent a bipartisan agreement, become law Jan. 1.

By close of trading, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 42.31 points or 0.33 percent to 12,967.37.

The Nasdaq added 9.93 points or 0.33 percent to 2,976.78 and the Standard & Poor's 500 lost 2.86 points or 0.2 percent to 1,406.29.

On the New York Stock Exchange, 1,323 stocks advanced and 1,726 declined on a volume of 2.9 billion shares traded.

The 10-year treasury note rose 8/32 to yield 1.667 percent.

On currency markets, the euro rose to $1.2992 from Friday's $1.2975. The dollar fell to 82.06 yen from Friday's 82.40 yen.

Japan's Nikkei rose 1.8 percent, 166.42 points, to 9,388.94 while the Hong Kong Hang Seng index was up 0.55 percent to 21,861.81, a gain of 118.61 points.

In London, the FTSE 100 index shed 0.56 percent, 32.42, to 5,786.72.

The DAX 30 in Germany lost 0.23 percent, 17.10, to 7,292.03.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky recalled in Europe for antifreeze ingredient Fireball Cinnamon Whisky recalled in Europe for antifreeze ingredient
2
Eni makes major oil find offshore Congo Eni makes major oil find offshore Congo
3
U.S. sinks $25 million in funding for renewables U.S. sinks $25 million in funding for renewables
4
U.S. average gas price headed below $3 U.S. average gas price headed below $3
5
Elon Musk: We are 'summoning a demon' with artificial intelligence Elon Musk: We are 'summoning a demon' with artificial intelligence
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback