U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Monday as investors readied for the rollout of earnings from large banks. Gains were muted, however, as investors also grappled with disappointing trade data from China that suggested weakening global growth. The S&P 500 opened 2 points, or 0.1%, higher at 2,104.39. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 20 points, or 0.1%, to 18,077.54. The Nasdaq Composite began the session up 13 points, or 0.3%, to 5,009.37.
Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.