Stocks lost a little ground as February gave way to March. While domestic and overseas political developments made headlines, the market stayed relatively calm: from Monday’s open through Friday’s close, the S&P 500 ceded but 0.17%, finishing the week at 2,803.69.1

The Dow declined 0.65% in five trading sessions to 26,026.32, while the Nasdaq finished the week 0.06% higher at 7,595.35. The MSCI EAFE index of international stocks rose 0.24% for the week.2,3,4

Volatility has dropped in the past few weeks. Wall Street has grown less anxious about the possibility of new tariffs and higher interest rates this year.

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1 – quotes.wsj.com/index/SPX [3/1/19]
2 – quotes.wsj.com/index/DJIA [3/1/19]
3 – quotes.wsj.com/index/NASDAQ [3/1/19]
4 – quotes.wsj.com/index/XX/990300/historical-prices [3/1/19]