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Aug. 25, 2021, 4:06 p.m. EDT

S&P 500 marks 51st record of 2021 matching the most in a calendar year as stocks clamber higher Wednesday

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stocks closed at or near records Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite booking back-to-back all-time highs, as investors bought financials and energy shares. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.27% marked its 51st record high this year, matching the greatest number of closing records to this point in a calendar year since 1995, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The S&P 500 rose by about 10 points, or 0.2%, to 4,496, on a preliminary basis, just shy of a round-number level at 4,500. The Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -2.23% closed 0.2% higher at around 15,042, marking its 30th record of the year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% , meanwhile, finished up 0.1% at 35,406, closing within shouting distance of its Aug. 16 closing record at 35,625.40.

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,594.62
-106.84 -2.27%
Volume: 2.10B
Nov. 26, 2021 2:12p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
15,491.66
-353.57 -2.23%
Volume: 3.05M
Nov. 26, 2021 4:14p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,899.34
-905.04 -2.53%
Volume: 325.39M
Nov. 26, 2021 2:12p
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