As of 12/20/2014 2:51 PM ET
Provided by: Thomson Reuters
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.15% today, closing at 17,804.80. The best performing sectors were the Energy and Materials sectors, up 2.98% and 0.68% respectively.
European markets finished mixed on Monday. The FTSE 100 gained 1.23%, while the DAX led the CAC 40 lower. They fell 0.25% and 0.18% respectively.
Asian markets closed sharply higher on Monday with shares in Japan leading the region. The Nikkei 225 finished up 2.39% while China's Shanghai Composite gained 1.67% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 1.25%.