While big caps managed to finish the week with slight gains, small cap stocks were not able to keep pace as the Russell 2000 lagged and finished the week down 1.6%.
With 4 trading weeks left in 2015, here's where the domestic indexes stand:
As has been the story for most of the year, the Nasdaq has been the only source of returns for the US stock market.
We're sure you've seen plenty of year-end / "Santa rally"-type commentary over the last week so we'll resist from saying too much. Steve Deppe, of Nerad & Deppe Wealth Management, offered up some interesting observations on the typical December and they became more compelling as the week unfolded. He said: