All three major averages logged their third winning quarter in four. So far for the year, the Dow has surged more than 14 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq have spiked more than 13 percent each.
|DJIA||Dow Jones Industrial Average||14909.83||-114.66||-0.76%|
|S&P 500||S&P 500 Index||1606.26||-6.94||-0.43%|
|NASDAQ||Nasdaq Composite Index||3403.25||1.38||0.04%|
The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined more than 100 points, pulling back after logging its third-straight day higher. The Dow posted its strongest first half of the year since 1999.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed mixed. The S&P 500 logged its best first half performance since 1998.
The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, slid near 16.
Among key SaP sectors, consumer discretionary and utilities led, while techs held small losses.