US stocks Monday opened mixed as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings and economic data.
Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 15.99 points (0.10 percent) to 15,383.66.
The broad-based S&P 500 edged up 0.47 (0.03 percent) to 1,744.97, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index put on 12.86
(0.33 percent) at 3,927.14.
Equities rallied late last week after US political leaders agreed on a short-term funding bill that ended a partial government shutdown and a debt-ceiling deal to avert a default. With the Washington turbulence resolved for now, investors began fixating on economic fundamentals.
Investors will look to Tuesday's release of September jobs data, postponed from October 4 amid the government shutdown, while a report on existing-home sales in September will be published later Monday morning. -Sapa-AFP