Dow Rises 3 in Light Day Markets largely flat as investors start closing 2009 books By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Dec 30, 2009 3:11 PM CST 1 comment Comments A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday in this October file photo. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – The markets didn't budge much one way or the other today on light trading, reports MarketWatch. Many traders already have begun closing the books on 2009, notes the Wall Street Journal. The Dow rose 3 points to close at 10,549. The Nasdaq also added 3 to finish at 2,291. The S&P 500 rose less than a point to remain at 1,126.