Dow Dips 2 Points, Ends 6-Day Streak Energy and tech stocks bring numbers into the red By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 29, 2009 3:14 PM CST 0 comments Comments A file photo of traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – Declines in energy and tech stocks kept the Dow from posting a seventh straight day of gains. Those declines tempered earlier good news showing a slowdown in the decline of home prices and a rise in consumer confidence, reports MarketWatch. The Dow dropped 2 points to close at 10,545. The Nasdaq lost 3 points, closing at 2,288. The S&P 500 dipped 2 points to 1,126.