Stocks closed moderately lower Friday, pushed down, in part, by a decline in the price of oil, which sent energy companies lower. Investors continue to remain on edge regarding the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates at its meeting next week.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88.68 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,123.80.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 8.10 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,139.16.
The Nasdaq composite fell 5.12 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,244.57.
For the week:
The Dow was up 38.35 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 was up 11.35 points, or 0.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 118.66 points, or 2.3 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 698.77 points, or 4 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 95.22 points, or 4.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 237.16 points, or 4.7 percent.