US stock indexes are mixed in early trading; Nasdaq slips after flirting with all-time high

NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stock market indexes are mixed in early trading following a strong performance last week.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 27 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 18,154 as of 9:31 a.m. Monday

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up one point, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,109. The S&P 500 jumped 2.7 per cent last week, its biggest rise since early February.

The Nasdaq composite slipped seven points, or 0.1 per cent, to 5,020. The index is within 29 points of its all-time high from the dot-com bubble in 2000.

Crude oil rose 18 cents to $46.75 a barrel in New York.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 1.92 per cent.