U.S. equities closed higher Monday, led by technology, communication and consumer discretionary sectors. 

In corporate news, Goldman Sachs struggles to reach financial targets as the pandemic hinders its business model revamp. 

Bond markets were closed. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 251 points, or 0.9 percent to 28,838. 

Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was 780,339,863.

The spot price of gold rose $1.80 to $1,928.00.

Crude oil fell $1.06 to $39.54 a barrel. 

The 30-year Treasury yield is little changed at 1.57 percent while the 10-year Treasury yield is little changed at .78 percent.

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