Written by Associated Press
U.S. stocks are closing more or less where they started after a day of wavering between small gains and losses.
Retailers gained ground Monday, but banks and health care companies fell. BlackRock fell 3.1 percent after a disappointing second-quarter report.
Gold and copper producer Freeport-McMoRan rose 3.3 percent.
Industrial companies took small losses.
Stock indexes closed at record highs Friday.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was little changed at 2,459.
The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 6 points to 21,631. The Nasdaq composite edged up 2 points to 6,314.
More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange.
Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.31 percent.