Wall Street Closing

New York , 14 Rabi’I, 1438,December 13, 2016, SPA — U.S. stocks were mostly lower Monday despite rising oil prices and the Dow industrials hitting another record high, as Treasury yields spiked ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for January delivery rose $1.33, or 2.6 percent, to $52.83 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest closing price since July 2015. Gold futures fell to $1,165.80 an ounce, a 10-month low, on bets the U.S. Fed would raise interest rates. The U.S. dollar fell 0.6 percent against a basket of currencies.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39.58, or 0.2 percent, to 19,796.43, its 15th record high in the last month. Nineteen of the index’s 30 components rose, led by Johnson & Johnson, Wal-Mart Stores, ExxonMobil, and Pfizer, each of which gained at least 2.2 percent. The biggest decliner was Goldman Sachs, which lost 1.9 percent.
The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.57, or 0.1 percent, to 2,256.96 after hitting a new record high earlier in the session.
–SPA
10:33 LOCAL TIME 07:33 GMT