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US Market Indexes Mixed to Start the Week

- By Julie Young

U.S. market indexes were mostly higher Monday with a marginal loss from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. For the day, the Dow Jones closed at 20881.48 for a loss of -21.50 points or -0.10%. The S&P 500 closed at 2373.47 for a gain of 0.87 points or 0.04%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 5875.78 for a gain of 14.06 points or 0.24%. The VIX Volatility Index was lower for the day at 11.35 for a loss of -0.31 points or -2.66%.

Monday's market movers

The Labor Market Conditions Index was the leading economic report for the day. The Labor Market Conditions Index decreased to 0.6 from 1.3. Trading was mainly stable on Monday as traders await the Federal Reserve's announcement Wednesday on changes to the federal funds rate. An accelerated pace for rate increases is expected to conflict with President Donald Trump's plans for the economy, which could lower market return estimates for the year.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led gains:

Disney (DIS) 0.54%

DuPont (DD) 0.46%

Nike (NKE) 0.43%

Visa (NYSE:V) 0.42%

Home Depot (HD) 0.40%

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) 0.37%

Caterpillar (CAT) 0.36%

Procter & Gamble (PG) 0.26%

In the broad market, materials led gains. Technology was also higher with the S&P 500 technology sector up 0.09%.

Small-cap stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 Index closed at 1370.28 for a gain of 5.02 points or 0.37%. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 833.44 for a gain of 3.17 points or 0.38%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 8207.67 for a gain of 22.53 points or 0.28%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 9572.43 for a gain of 27.29 points or 0.29%.

Other notable Indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1713.80 for a gain of 2.90 points or 0.17%; the S&P 100 Index at 1054.22 for a loss of -0.80 points or -0.08%; the Russell 3000 Index at 1405.14 for a gain of 1.10 points or 0.08%; the Russell 1000 Index at 1314.98 for a gain of 0.72 points or 0.05%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 653.33 for a gain of 1.22 points or 0.19%.

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