April 4, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,879.41. The DJIA closed up 0.6% at 26,384.50. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 7,891.78.
Thursday was a mixed day for the broad U.S. markets. In this case, it was the DJIA that was the only major index to make a meaningful gain on the day. Crude oil continued to back off after massive gains on Monday and Tuesday. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The most positive sectors were materials and consumer discretionary up 0.9%, and 0.8%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were technology and real estate each down 0.4%.