Stocks are closing out 2022 with more losses, giving the S&P 500 its worst year since 2008.
The benchmark index fell 0.3% Friday, the last trading day of the year, leaving it down 19.4% for the year. The technology-heavy Nasdaq and the Dow also fell and ended the year in the red.
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The S&P 500 fell 9.78 points, or 0.3%, to 3,839.50.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 73.55 points, or 0.2%, to 33,147.25.
The Nasdaq fell 11.61 points, or 0.1%, to 10,466.48.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 5 points, or 0.3%, to 1,761.25.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 5.32 points, or 0.1%.
The Dow is down 56.68 points, or 0.2%.
The Nasdaq is down 31.38 points, or 0.3%.
The Russell 2000 is up 0.31 points, or less than 0.1%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is down 926.68 points, or 19.4%.
The Dow is down 3,191.05 points, or 8.8%.
The Nasdaq is down 5,178.49 points, or 33.1%.
The Russell 2000 is down 484.07 points, or 21.6%.