The S&P hasn't had a move of more than 0.5 percent since July and has fallen more than 1 percent only twice this year.
The Nasdaq is the strongest index today, rising by 32.209 points or 0.51% at 6383.773, but is still off it's record high close at 6422.747.
Nearly nothing happened today, but nothing hasn't been enough to keep the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average from hitting news all-time highs. Like Monday, any gain on Tuesday will push the blue-chip index to records, potentially for the 10th day in a row.
SeaWorld Entertainment plunged as much as 18.44 percent to a record low after the theme park company's quarterly revenue missed expectations.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 6 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,474.
The Nasdaq Composite was up 13.91 points, or 0.22 percent, at 6,397.68.
Norfolk's Kam Chancellor signs three-year extension with Seahawks
Chancellor signed a three-year contract extension with Seattle on Tuesday , Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports. However long the Lord allows me to. "I really don't like to put no negatives in my head", he said.
Elsewhere, energy companies fell along with the price of crude oil.
Tyson Foods rose 4.94 percent after the No.1 USA meat processor reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales.
Tesla edged up 0.26 percent after the electric auto maker said it plans to raise about $1.5 billion in a bond offering.
Shanghai stocks were little changed despite the disappointing Chinese trade data.
But Hong Kong continued a month-long advance as traders prepared for more earnings from heavyweights including China Mobile.
Aviation electronics company Rockwell Collins climbed 5.4 percent after Reuters reported that rival United Technologies made an offer to buy it.
The S&P 500 has risen about 11 percent in 2017 despite investors losing confidence in President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda of tax cuts and infrastructure spending this year.