Stocks gained ground early Monday as they came off their best week in 2015, but faded in afternoon trading and the market sustained small losses for the day.

Stocks gained ground early Monday as they came off their best week in 2015, but faded in afternoon trading and the market sustained small losses for the day.

For Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 31.13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,792.68.

The S&P 500 index declined 2.58 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,086.59.

The Nasdaq composite index fell 2.44 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,102.48.

For the year:

The Dow is down 30.39 points, or 0.2 percent.

The S&P is up 27.69 points, or 1.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 366.42 points, or 7.7 percent.