The broad S&P 500 endured wild daily swings, but a year of drama left the index on Friday pretty much where it started.

For Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was down 70.99 points, or 0.58 percent, at 12,216.05, based on the latest available data. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was down 5.49 points, or 0.43 percent, at 1,257.53. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was down 8.59 points, or 0.33 percent, at 2,605.15.

(Reporting By Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Kenneth Barry)