US stock market close 2013 on record highs

BY News Desk  December 31, 2013 at 4:40 PM EDT

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U.S. stocks closed out this year with all three major indexes posting gains of more than 26 percent for the year.

In 2013, the Dow gained 26.5 percent, its best year since 1995. The S&P 500 rose 29.6 percent, its best since 1997. And the Nasdaq jumped 38 percent, its best since 2009.

U.S. markets will be closed on New Year’s Day.