NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks ended a quiet day slightly lower on Monday as investors sat on the sidelines waiting for more clues about whether the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates next month. Energy stocks fell along with the price of crude oil.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 8.01 points, less than 0.1 per cent, to 17,492.93.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 4.28 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 2,048.04.
The Nasdaq composite lost 3.78 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 4,765.78.
For the year:
The Dow is up 67.90 points, or 0.4 per cent.
The S&P 500 is up 4.1 points, or 0.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 241.63 points, or 4.8 per cent.