U.S. stocks mostly closed lower on Thursday, as uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance on trade policy weighed on sentiment, although gains in a few market bellwethers kept the Dow from a fourth straight decline. Based on preliminary closing figures, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.29% rose 116 points, or 0.5%, to 24,874. Among the biggest gainers in the blue-chip average, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. GS, +0.37% rose 0.8% while McDonald’s Corp.MCD, +0.46% was up 2.1%. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.17% fell 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,747. The day represents the benchmark index’s fourth straight daily decline, its longest such streak since December. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.00% fell 15 points, or 0.2%, to 7,482, closing lower for a third straight session. Worries are persisting this week about a potential global trade war after Trump said Wednesday his administration will seek to trim the U.S.’s trade deficit with China by $100 billion. The announcement follows comments the previous day that he wants to impose up to $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.