Oil prices pull down U.S. stock markets

On Monday (January 25, 2016), the U.S. stock markets were highly negative due to losses in the energy and material shares depending on the decreases in oil prices.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) decreased by 1.28% to 15,887; the S&P 500 (SPX) fell by 1.55% to 1,877; the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) fell by 1.58% to 4,518.