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Stocks gain in the first half of 2014

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The NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Dow Jones all experienced gains in the first half of 2014. (Source: CNN) The NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Dow Jones all experienced gains in the first half of 2014. (Source: CNN)

 (CNN) - The first half of 2014 on Wall Street is officially in the books and performance was solid despite a lackluster finale on Monday.

Both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 lost ground slightly on Monday after flirting with previous record highs.

But the S&P has already logged 22 record highs this year alone, ending the first half up 6 percent.

While that first-half rally trailed last year's performance, it still easily bested the Dow's narrow gain of just 1.5 percent.

The NASDAQ landed safely in the green on Monday, leaving it up a healthy 5.5 percent so far this year.

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