Stocks ended mixed on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 and Dow snapped a six-session winning streak and the Nasdaq rising above 14,000 for the first time ever to a record close. Optimistic sentiment towards more economic stimulus continues to be the main market driver, with investors being encouraged by continued Congressional talks for another fiscal relief package as the economy shows multiple signs of stalled growth.

Meanwhile, the number of U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose in December, and opening for November were upwardly revised, according to new data from the Labor Department. December's openings totaled 6.645 million, which beat consensus economist expectations, while November's openings totaled 6.572 million.

Here's how the market settled on Tuesday:

S&P 500 Index (SPY  ): -0.11% or -4.31 points to 3,911.28

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA  ): -0.03% or -10.00 points to 31,375.76

Nasdaq Composite Index (QQQ  ): +0.14% or +20.06 points to 14,007.70

For Stocks, Electronic Arts (EA  ) agreed to acquire Glu Mobile (GLUU  ) for $12.50 per share, giving the video game developer more room in the mobile gaming market. Shares of GameStop (GME  ) fell lower to about $50 per share as the Reddit-fuelled retail investor rally comes to a close this week.

For Sector Performance, sectors on the S&P 500 ended Tuesday's session split amid broader market volatility. Real Estate (XLRE  ), Industrials (XLI  ) and Communication Services (XLC  ) lead gains, while Materials (XLB  ), Consumer Discretionary (XLY  ) and Energy (XLE  ) lead losses, with the latter falling below 1.5%.

For Commodities and Currency, the U.S. Dollar (UUP  ) slipped to two-week lows on Tuesday as risk sentiment favored global currencies later in the session. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against other global currencies, dropped 0.6% lower at 90.54. Bitcoin prices rose over 10% on Tuesday to a record $48,000, continuing the digital currency's rally after Tesla (TSLA  ) disclosed it had purchased $1.5 billion worth of the coin. Gold (GLD  ) prices rose on the declining dollar and ongoing U.S. stimulus bets boosted the yellow metal's appeal as an inflation hedge. Spot gold increased 0.3% to $1,835.24 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures settled 0.2% higher at $1,837.50 per ounce. Crude oil futures rose to their highest level since January 2020 as the dollar weakened and demand outlooks remained positive. International benchmark Brent Crude (BNO  ) climbed 0.88% higher to $61.09 per barrel, while domestic index West Texas Intermediate (USO  ) gained 0.67% to $58.36 each.

For Wednesday, market participants will focus on remarks Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will deliver on the labor market. Corporate quarterly earnings for companies like Coca-Cola (KO  ), General Motors (GM  ) and Uber (UBER  ) are also set to release.