U.S. Stocks End November With Whimper, Post Modest Monthly Gains

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed slightly lower on Monday, but the main indexes eked out small monthly gains, rising for a second straight month. The S&P 500 closed 9.64 points, or 0.4% lower at 2,080.47 and eked out a less than 0.1% gain over the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 78.63 points, or 0.4%, to 17,719.86 and gained 0.3% over the month. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day down 18.86 points, or 0.4%, at 5,108.67 and posted a 1.1% gain over the past month.

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