U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday, with benchmarks retreating from records and the energy sector slammed as the price of crude fell below $63 a barrel for the first time since July 2009.
"We're seeing a last gasp pullback in energy, and that 13 percent of the S&P 500 that is represented by energy companies," said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.
"Over the near term, it's a big help for the consumer, who haven't had any income or wage growth in a while. If it trades below $60 for months, I would think that would be problematic," Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at RW Baird & Co., said of crude's ongoing decline.
Crude for January delivery fell $2.79, or 4.2 percent, to settle at $63.05 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Apple fell sharply, with the consumer-technology maker leading the technology sector lower.
Chinese overseas shipments climbed 4.7 percent from a year earlier in November, the customs administration said.
Separately, Japan's economy contracted more than anticipated in the third quarter.