Market recap: Stocks ended the year with modest losses in listless trade, as the S&P...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: Stocks ended the year with modest losses in listless trade, as the S&P finished exactly flat on the year, the Dow closed ahead 5.5%, and Nasdaq slid 1.8%. Treasurys were the place to be in 2011, ending their best year in three on a high note. Nymex crude slipped 0.8% to $98.83, capping an 8.2% gain for the year vs. a 32% drop for natural gas. NYSE decliners led advancers seven to six.