U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone.
Investments typically considered less risky, such as bonds, gold and utilities stocks, declined.
U.S. markets were closed on Monday in observance of Presidents' Day.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 28.23 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,047.58.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 3.35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,100.34.
The Nasdaq composite climbed 5.43 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,899.27.
For the year:
The Dow is up 224.51 points, or 1.3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 41.44 points, or 2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 163.21 points, or 3.5 percent.