Stocks closed mixed on Wednesday on mixed trade. Both the Nasdaq and the small-cap Russell 2000 tacked on 0.3%, while the S&P MicCap 400 ended the session higher by 0.2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 slid 0.1% and 0.3% respectively.
Michael Johnston: For many investors, March 9, 2009 was a major turning point; on that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 6,550, capping a disastrous stretch that had erased billions of dollars from portfolios around the world. Fortunately, that proved to be the low point of the recent