Here are the main market catalysts and closing values for the major US indexes on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell, while the S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite gained on Wednesday.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 44.77 or 0.15 percent, to close at 30,154.54.
  • The S&P 500 gained 0.18 percent to close at 3,701.17.
  • The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.50 percent to close at 12,658.19.

Investors were keeping a close eye on lawmakers as they discussed a potential stimulus package.

On Thursday keep an eye out for:

  • Month-over-month housing starts data
  • Jobless claims data
  • Accenture, Fedex, General Mills, and Navistar are reporting earnings.

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