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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

DATE POSTED:July 11, 2018

A new round of U.S. tariffs on China brought trade worries to the forefront of investors' minds Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) both fell throughout the day.

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Materials stocks were hit hard; the SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (NYSEMKT: XME) dropped 2.1%. The defensive utility sector was the only portion of the market in the green, with the Utilities Select SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT: XLU) closing the day up 0.9%.

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