Investors in New York appeared to be taking a wait-and-see approach when trading resumed on Wall Street this week.
A lack of US related economic news today and ahead of the upcoming earnings season left traders with a little time to re-assess and reflect on their positions, while still keeping an eye on European and Asian markets and the potential impact of political developments taking place.
Shortly after the open, the Dow was up 0.13% at 23,358.41, the S&P 500 was 0.06% higher at 2,576.8, while the Nasdaq was down slightly at 6,627.39.
WTI crude was 0.58% higher at $52.14 a barrel and Brent was up 0.14% at $57.83 per barrel.
Gold was down 0.43% at $1,275 per ounce and silver was down by 0.81%.
No economic news is due from the US today.