Dow industrial average has the strongest gain in Q1

The US stocks are closing mixed to end the 1st quarter. The NASDAQ index outperforms. The Dow industrial average fell modestly. 

  • For the quarter, the Dow industrial average had the best performance. The NASDAQ was the laggard. 
  • The Dow industrial average found sellers at the quarter end and closes at session lows
  • The Dow and S&P have the best month since November.
  • Nasdaq posts the 5th straight monthly gain
  • Nasdaq had its best day in 3 weeks

The final numbers are showing:

  • S&P up 14.41 points or 0.36% at 3972.90
  • Nasdaq up 201.47 or 1.54% at 13246.87
  • Dow fell -85.41 points or -0.26% at 32981.55

For the month:

  • Dow rose 6.62%
  • S&P rose 4.24%
  • Nasdaq rose 0.41%

For the 1st Quarter:

  • Dow rose 7.76%
  • S&P rose 5.77%
  • Nasdaq rose 2.78%

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