Tech stocks push S&P 500 record closes in 2021 to 53 and Nasdaq logs 32nd all-time high of the year

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite added to their record-setting pace of gains on Monday, driven by a rally in information technology stocks, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged behind its equity benchmark peers. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.43% closed up 0.4% at around 4,529, establishing an intraday record high at 4,537.36, while the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.90% ended 0.9% higher at roughly 15,266, following its own intraday record on Monday at 15,288.08. The Dow closed down 56 points, or 0.2%, at about 35, 400, weighed by a decline in financials Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, -1.45%, American Express Co. AXP, -2.60%, as well as Boeing Co. BA, -1.84%. Shares of technology firms provided a lift for the broader market and the tech-heavy Nasdaq, with gains in tech also aided by a decline in benchmarks bond yields. The 10-year Treasury note yields TMUBMUSD10Y, 1.278% around 1.284%, compared with 1.311% on Friday at 3 p.m. ET, Dow Jones Market Data show. Lower borrowing costs can give a boost to yield-sensitive areas of the market like tech but can weigh on financials because bank business models are underpinned by higher rates on the longer end of the so-called yield curve.