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Julie Young
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US Market Indexes Lower on Monday

Earnings and presidential uncertainty affect market trading

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 (NYSE:GE) -2.55%

Merck (NYSE:MRK) -1.15%

ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) -1.07%

Boeing (NYSE:BA) -1.06%

Pfizer (NYSE: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%.

Small-cap stocks

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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Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial writer with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She writes about investments, investment products, financial market news and economic trends. Julie has a Master of Science in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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