U.S. market indexes were lower on Monday. For the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 19799.85 for a loss of -27.40 points or -0.14%. The S&P 500 closed at 2265.20 for a loss of -6.11 points or -0.27%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5552.94 for a loss of -2.39 points or -0.04%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 11.77 for a gain of 0.23 points or 1.99%.
Monday's market movers
Fourth quarter earnings and uncertainty regarding President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies affected market trading. No market moving economic reports were on the calendar Monday.
In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led losses:
General Electric ( GE ) -2.55%
Merck ( MRK ) -1.15%
ExxonMobil ( XOM ) -1.07%
Boeing ( BA ) -1.06%
Pfizer ( PFE ) -0.98%
In the broad market, energy and financial stocks led losses. Technology stocks in the S&P 500 were higher with a gain of 0.18%.
In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1347.84 for a loss of -4.01 points or -0.30%. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 825.10 for a loss of -2.46 points or -0.30%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 7983.82 for a loss of -28.63 points or -0.36%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9638.29 for a loss of -12.59 points or -0.13%.
Other notable indexes
Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1671.84 for a loss of -3.84 points or -0.23%; the S&P 100 Index at 1000.50 for a loss of -2.54 points or -0.25%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1346.59 for a loss of -3.51 points or -0.26%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1257.46 for a loss of -3.24 points or -0.26%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 633.81 for a loss of -1.95 points or -0.31%.
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