(CNBC) Stocks were little changed on Friday as investors took a breather following a wild month of trading.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 27 points higher, or 0.1%. The S&P 500 dipped just below the flatline while the Nasdaq Composite traded 0.4% lower.
The major indexes were headed for their worst monthly performance since May. The Dow was down 1.8% while the S&P 500 had lost 1.9%. The Nasdaq pulled back nearly 3%. U.S.-China trade relations intensified this month, rattling investors.
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