Dow +82.87 at 11954.17, Nasdaq +23.42 at 2712.96, S&P +4.46 at 1287.81
Commodities finish mixed on this quiet Monday, with industrials (+1.5%) leading advancers and energy (-1.9%) leading the decliners.
Feb natural gas shed 3.1% to close at $4.57 per MMBtu, marking its first down day in five sessions. It sold off to its lowest levels, at $4.57, heading into the close of pit trade. March crude oil settled down 1.4% to $87.87. Crude oil traded to its lowest level of the session, at $87.27, in mid-afternoon trade, but managed to bounce off those lows to finish the session at levels it spent the morning hours trading around.
It was a very uneventful session for precious metals. Feb gold ended higher by 0.1% to $1344.50 per ounce while silver shed 0.2% to close at $27.32 per ounce. Both metals have, however, sold off to their lowest levels of the day following the close of pit trade.