Did the Stock Market Gain or Lose Points in 2014?

Did the Stock Market Gain or Lose Points in 2014?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 7.52 percent in 2014 while the NASDAQ and S&P 500 both rose by over 11 percent, according to an article posted to CNBC's website at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2014. Utilities were the year's best-performing sector, gaining 24.28 percent.

2014 was also a good year for the dollar as the U.S. currency rose against other world currencies, as noted by CNBC. On the downside, Brent crude oil prices fell to a five-year low at $57 per barrel. Of the large, national markets, Russia and Greece fared the worst, loosing 45 percent and 29 percent respectively.