Topics

Prudential Financial Incorporated
S&P 500 index closes above 1,900 for first time
S&P 500 index closes above 1,900 for first time

Stocks are bumbling along this year after a gangbuster 2013. The upward grind is underscored by the Standard & Poor's 500 index, which closed above 1,900 for the first time on Friday. The index has eked out a gain of 2.8 percent this year compared with a 16 percent increase over the same period last year. Other major indexes haven't fared any better. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite are barely positive for 2014. The market's five-year bull run has slowed as investors become more evenly split between those that remain optimistic on the outlook for stocks and the economy, and those that think it's time for a sell-off. Investors...

Loading