Dow units report shut, monitoring to finish yr with 6 full weeks of good points for the primary time since 1954

The two-year Treasury yield was little modified, close to 1.91 %, simply off nine-year highs, whereas the 10-year yield additionally traded mildly greater round 2.43 %.

Abroad, main Asian indexes closed mildly decrease. The Shanghai composite gained zero.6 %, whereas the Nikkei 225 fell simply over half a %.

The euro strengthened to commerce close to $1.195 because the U.S. greenback index fell to its lowest since Dec. 1. The greenback index is down greater than 9 % this yr, monitoring for its worst yr since 2003.

Gold futures for February supply settled almost half a % greater at $1,297.20.

Correction: This story has been up to date to replicate the S&P has by no means earlier than gained on a complete return foundation in each single month of a calendar yr.

— CNBC’s Robert Hum contributed to this report.