- Approximately $854 on gifts, more than double the amount shoppers planned to spend on gifts in 2009 (American Research Group)
- Approximately $759 per household on travel, up 5.7 percent from $718 in 2011 (AAA)
Assala Energy was established by Caryle Group for investment into sub-Saharan Africa.
Consider giving energy giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) the royal treatment above $56.
But gloomy sentiment could turn into a good buying opportunity.
Stocks are narrowly mixed on Monday morning in choppy trading ahead of the Federal Reserve's meeting later this week.