NEW YORK (November 5, 2012)--The Dow Jones industrial average ended election eve up 19 points at 13,112.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished the day up three at 1,417 Monday and the Nasdaq composite index climbed 17 to close at a hair under 3,000.
A managing director at the brokerage Charles Schwab says the markets are marking time, waiting for the election result.
Among individual stocks, Time Warner Cable lost more than 6 percent after posting earnings that fell short of analyst predictions.
Advancing stocks beat decliners, but just barely and trading volume was light, at about 2.9 billion shares.