Wall Street was mixed on Monday, paring losses into the close as gains in tech and financial stocks helped the measures move into the green, even as the benchmarks were constrained by losses in energy and consumer names.
The choppy session came amid continued worries about the impact of the trade dispute that deepened this week on the start of retaliatory tariffs on a number of US exports and talk from President Donald Trump about the World Trade Organization.
The US Chamber of Commerce said the levies coming into effect are hitting $75 billion of exports and are already starting to take effect on the world's biggest economy, risking jobs and businesses. And amid reports that Trump is looking to take the US out of the WTO, markets were digesting the leader's comments that he's not "planning anything now" but "will be doing something" if the body doesn't treat the country properly.
Gainers outnumbers the decliners on the Dow by an almost two-to-one ratio, with Goldman Sachs ( GS ) and Microsoft ( MSFT ) rising while Walmart ( WMT ) weakened 1.9%. Nike ( NKE ) shed 1.7% as Roger Federer opened his title defense at Wimbledon title defense in a Uniqlo outfit, rather than Nike.
The recovery in sentiment late in the session helped the measures start the new quarter in the green, a trajectory that should continue with equities poised to push new highs, Raymond James said in a note earlier Monday.
Still, volumes were well below their averages for all three measures ahead of a shortened trading session Tuesday and the closure for the Independence Day holiday on Wednesday. Financials rose 0.7% and tech was up about 1%, while energy fell 1.6% as oil prices came off their recent highs.
Here's where the markets stood by the close:
Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 35.77 points (+0.15%)
S&P 500 was up 8.34 points (+0.31%)
Nasdaq Composite Index was up 57.38 points (+0.76%)
FTSE 100 was down 1.17%
Nikkei 225 was down 2.21%
Hang Seng Index was closed
Shanghai China Composite Index was down 2.52%
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