Updated with Dow historical figures, and Treasuries, stock and commodity pricesNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Stocks capped off a stellar July with a mellow trading session Friday after the government reported that the economy shrank again in the second quarter but not as badly as expected. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 17.15 points, or 0.2%,to 9171.61, while the S&P 500 gained 0.72 points, or 0.07%, to 987.47. The Nasdaq Composite fell 5.8 points, or 0.3%, to 1978.5. Look what the Dow did this month:
- Best monthly performance percentagewise since October 2002.
- Best July month in percentage terms since 1989 when it rose 9.04%.
- Biggest July point gain in its history.