Stocks posted moderate gains in a quiet trading day Monday, recovering part of their losses sustained late last week. Energy stocks continued to be a drag on the market, as the price of oil fell once again.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 123.07 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 17,251.62
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 15.60 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 2,021.15.
The Nasdaq composite rose 45.84 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,968.92.
For the year:
The Dow is down 571.45 points, or 3.2 per cent.
The S&P is down 37.75 points, or 1.8 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 232.87 points, or 4.9 per cent.