Stocks recovered more than half their losses, but still closed in negative territory Tuesday as political uncertainty in Greece kept investors on edge.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average recovered from a 198-point plunge but still logged a five-day losing streak, slumping 76.44 points, or 0.59 percent, to close at 12,932.09. BofA and Hewlett-Packard led the blue-chip laggards.
The S&P 500 erased 5.86 points, or 0.43 percent, to finish at 1,363.72. The Nasdaq slid 11.49 points, or 0.39 percent, to end at 2,946.27. Both indexes hit two-month lows earlier in the session.
The CBOE Volatility Index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, ended above 19.
Most key S&P sectors closed in the red, led by consumer discretionary and financials, while defensive sectors health care andutilities eked out small gains.Page 1 of 5 | Next Page