Stock Market News for January 04, 2016 - NASDAQ.com
For a look at the issues currently facing the markets, make sure to read today's Ahead of Wall Street article On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) declined 1% to close at 17,425.03. The Standard & Poor's 500 (S&P 500) dropped 0.9% to close at 2,043.94. The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 5,007.41, decreasing 1.2%. The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) gained 5.3% to settle at 18.21. A total of around 5.3 billion shares were traded on Thursday, lower than the last 20-session average of 7.2 billion. Decliners outpaced advancing stocks on the NYSE. For 60% stocks that declined, 37% advanced. Markets were closed on Friday for the New Year holiday.