How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Monday

Stocks fell sharply on Monday, the first trading day of 2016, as part of a global sell-off. Investors worried about new signs of a slowdown in China and a flare-up in tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which sent the price of oil on another wild ride.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 276.09 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 17,148.94.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 31.28 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 2,012.66.

The Nasdaq composite shed 104.32 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 4,903.09.