Stocks fell today after treading water for most of the session, the Wall Street Journal reports. Financials fell, but a rise in energy stocks spurred by a $3.53 gain in the price of oil buoyed indices somewhat. The House passage of the stimulus plan seemed to have little effect on markets. The Dow lost 82.35 points to close at 7,850.41. The Nasdaq closed down 7.35 at 1,534.36, and the S&P 500 fell 8.35, settling at 826.84.
For the week, the Dow lost 5.2%, the Nasdaq dropped 3.6%, and the S&P 500 fell 4.8%.