Transportation stocks were also stronger as the price of oil tumbled. The benchmark March crude oil futures contract sank $1.48 to $53.94 a barrel. The iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average (IYT) ETF was rising $1.03, or 1.2%, to $85.43.
On the other hand, bundled securities tracking crude oil were the worst performers Monday. The iPath Goldman Sachs Crude Oil (OIL) ETF was recently down 1.9% to $33.43. The United States Oil (USO) ETF was recently falling 2.1% to $45.31.Also among losers, the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) was lower by 1.2% as silver futures dipped 2 cents to $13.22 an ounce. The iShares Silver Trust was down by $2.19, at $131.36.