Texas oil contracts fell after the longest run of weekly gains in three years, according to media reports,
The S&P 500 was down 0.06%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.1%, both of which list Goldman Sachs stock. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index also suffered a 0.1% drop.
The consumer staples and health sectors led the upside in the S&P 500 with a 0.7% and 0.3% gain, respectively, while real estate and financials were the worst performing sectors, both sharing a 0.7% decline.
Looking ahead, investors will begin to look at a new slate of quarterly figures as bank earnings season continues, with Bank of America ( BAC ), Morgan Stanley ( MS ), and American Express ( AXP ) set to report this week.
Also posting first quarter earnings this week are Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Netflix (NFLX), IBM (IBM), United Continental (UAL), PepsiCo (PEP), Honeywell (HON), Alcoa (AA) and Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM).
In commodities, West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures fell 0.6% to $63.51 per barrel. Natural gas was down 2.7% to $2.59 per 1 million BTU. Gold futures slipped 0.3% to $1,291.10 an ounce, while silver fell fractionally to $14.94 an ounce.
Among energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund was down 0.5% to $13.23 while the United States Natural Gas Fund was down 2.4% to $22.79. Among precious-metal funds, the Vectors Gold Miners ETF fell fractionally to $22.24 while SPDR Gold Shares slipped 0.2% to $121.60. The iShares Silver Trust was up almost 0.1% to $14.06.
Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 27.53 points (-0.10%) 26,384.77
S&P 500 was down 1.83 points (-0.06%) to 2,905.58
Nasdaq Composite Index was down 8.15 points (-0.10%) 7,976.01
FTSE 100 was down 0.19 points to 7,436.87
DAX was up 20.35 points (+0.17%) to 12,020.28
CAC 40 was down 6.03 points (+0.11%) to 5,508.73
Nikkei 225 was up 298.55 points (+1.37%) to 22,169.11
Hang Seng Index was down 99.04 points (-0.33%) to 29,810.72
Shanghai China Composite Index was down 10.84 points (-0.34%) to 3,177.79
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