NEW YORK Delano Hill Jersey , Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks ended mixed Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite Index extending its gains into a ninth straight day, as investors shifted their focus from Greek debt concerns to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks in the next two days.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 23.60 points, or 0.13 percent, to 18,116.84. The S&P 500 edged down 0.64 point Shaquill Griffin Jersey , or 0.03 percent, to 2,109.66. The Nasdaq added 5.01 points, or 0.10 percent, to 4,960.97.
Greece won some breathing space after a bridge agreement was reached Friday with its eurozone creditors. The deal averted an imminent Grexit Ethan Pocic Jersey , but more tough challenges lie ahead. Greece must present a list of reform proposals on Monday to secure the financial lifeline.
Wall Street was keeping a watchful eye on Yellen's semi-annual testimony to Congress Tuesday and Wednesday. Although many consider last week's Fed minutes as dovish, some analysts believe Yellen is likely to imply that a June rate hike is still on the table.
"We expect she will stick to the message of the Fed statement -- which is, after all, the heart of the belief of the Federal Open Market Committee -- but will use ideas from the minutes for nuance, " said Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial Malik McDowell Jersey , in a note.
On the economic front, U.S. existing-home sales declined in January to their lowest rate in nine months, said the National Association of Realtors on Monday. Total existing-home sales fell 4.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million in January from an upwardly-revised 5.07 million in December.
In corporate news, Apple Inc. announced a plan to spend 1.9 billion U.S. dollars to build two new European data centers, with one in Ireland, and the other in Denmark. The plan is the tech giant's largest investment ever. Its shares gained 2.71 percent to 133.00 dollars apiece Monday.
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Boeing shares also dipped 2.26 percent to 154.74 dollars apiece after Goldman Sachs downgraded the airplane manufacturer to "sell" from "neutral," citing that the demand equation for aircraft could worsen.
U.S. stocks surged Friday, with both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 refreshing their record highs, as the eurozone and Greece reached the agreement over a four-month extension to its bailout.
The CBOE Volatility Index, often referred to as Wall Street's fear gauge, increased 1.82 percent to end at 14.56 Monday.
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Light, sweet crude for April delivery slipped 1.36 dollars to settle at 49.45 dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex), oil prices jumped as more producers lower spending and a weaker dollar encouraged buying.
The dollar climbed against most major currencies as investors were awaiting the testimony from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
In late New York trading, the euro went down to 1.1335 dollars from 1.1411 dollars in the previous session, and the dollar bought 118.87 Japanese yen, lower than 119.07 yen of the previous session.
Gold futures on the COMEX division of the Nymex fell as the U. S. dollar strengthened and oil prices went down.
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Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio walked the red carpet in New York to promote his upcoming film "The Revenant".
Inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass, the film aims to reproduce the wounded man's quest for survival in the brutal cold as real as possible.
The veteran actor says the cold wilderness was a great challenge for him while shooting the film.
"This is a very difficult undertaking for all of us, but at the end of the day, we have warm places to go to. We're not submerging ourselves purely in the elements like that. But as far as a moviemaking experience Russell Wilson Limited Jersey , it was the most difficult of my entire career and for all of us because we really wanted to submerge ourselves in this environment, in this world."
Based in part on the novel "The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge", the plot is set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota.
Director Alejandro Inarritu only used natural light to film the story, as he believes it was more than just a filmmaking experience.
"We were all emboldened to embark on a journey that we knew in advance of what we were going through and that was part of the excitement. The film is about survival and endurance and resilience. To go into that same circumstance as the character was part of the journey of all of us, so it was hard, but it was the fun part of it."
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"The Revenant" is ready to open in the US later today.
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