April 15, 2019: The S&P 500 closed flat at 2,905.52. The Dow closed flat at 26,382.03. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 7,976.01.
Monday was a relatively down day for the broad U.S. markets. The S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq started off the week with a marginally negative session. We are now in the midst of earnings season where a majority of companies will report and set a direction for the market. Crude oil backed off in the session. The S&P 500 sectors were mostly negative. The most positive sectors were consumer staples and health care up 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and financial each down 0.6%.