Stocks pulled back on Wall Street Friday, easing the S&P 500 below the record high it set a day earlier, but still closed out their best month this year. The market has been climbing this month as investors remain optimistic that the pandemic is slowly and steadily coming to a close. The S&P 500 rose 5.2% in April, its best monthly gain since November 2020, when President Joe Biden was elected.
The S&P 500 fell 30.30 points, or 0.7%, to 4,181.17.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 185.51 points, or 0.5%, to 33,874.85.