U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Monday after spending much of the day weighed down by the latest slide crude oil prices and uncertainty over China's economy. Energy stocks fell sharply as the price of U.S. crude closed at the lowest level since December 2003.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 52.12 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,398.57.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 1.64 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,923.67.
The Nasdaq composite lost 5.64 points, or 0.1 percent, to 4,637.99.
For the year:
The Dow is down 1,026.46 points, or 5.9 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 120.27 points, or 5.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 369.42 points, or 7.4 percent.