AP Business Writer
Stocks moved between small gains and losses on Wall Street Tuesday, the final day of trading in 2019.
Losses in health care and industrial stocks as well as companies that rely on consumer spending led the selling, outweighing gains in energy, materials and real estate. Bond prices fell, sending yields higher. Gold rose and crude oil fell.
The S&P 500 is on pace to finish the year up 28.3%, the biggest annual gain since 2013. The benchmark index has risen for five straight weeks, hitting a number of all-time highs along the way. It's on track to close out December with its fourth consecutive monthly gain.
The market's trajectory to a strong finish for the year began in October as stocks emerged from a late-summer slump caused by fears that the U.S. e