Stock Market Today: Stocks Take a Breather After Tech-Fueled Rally

The main indexes made modest moves Tuesday, though the tech-heavy Nasdaq once again outperformed.

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Stocks opened lower Tuesday as market participants took some profits following Monday's monstrous rally. However, the main indexes ended well off their session lows.  

The Nasdaq Composite rallied 2.2% to start the week, easily outpacing the still-noteworthy gains of 1.2% for the S&P 500 and 0.6% for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.