(CNBC) — Stocks edged lower on Tuesday as the S&P 500 wrapped up its seventh-straight month of gains at just below all-time highs.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 41 points, or about 0.1%. The S&P 500 lost 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite was down less than 0.1%.
Tuesday marked the last trading day of August, and major averages posted solid gains for the period. The S&P 500 rose about 3% this month, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed roughly 4% for its third winning month in a row. The blue-chip Dow lagged but still added more than 1%.
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