Best January For Stocks Since 1997

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's the best start for stocks in 15 years.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 each finished with their biggest January gains since 1997. Stocks jumped on the first trading day of the year and made a slow climb from there.

There was a dip at the end, though. The Dow fell 21 points on Tuesday to close at 12,632. Traders were discouraged by unexpectedly weak consumer confidence figures. The S&P closed down a fraction of a point, and the Nasdaq gained two.

Advancers and decliners were about even on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was a little higher than average lately at 4.1 billion shares.

The S&P ended the month up 4.4 percent.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by 4 more years Location: D.C. on Jan 31, 2012 at 04:14 PM
    boy, President Obama's socialistic, communistic, fascist, Sharia, ghetto promoting, Kenyan nationalist, policies have undone this great country!!!
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 138430539 - kktv.com/a?a=138430539
Gray Television, Inc.