Stocks closed lower on Monday, weighed down by declines in energy and mining companies as the price of oil and other commodities fell. Trading volume was lighter than usual following the Christmas holiday weekend.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 23.90 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 17,528.27.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 4.49 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,056.50.
The Nasdaq composite shed 7.51 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 5,040.99.
For the year:
The Dow is down 294.80 points, or 1.7 per cent.
The S&P is up 2.40 points, or 0.1 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 304.93 points, or 6.4 per cent.