Indices closed in the green zone on Monday. The Dow and S&P 500 ticked up to record level highs. Brands such as Apple, Boeing, and Caterpillar stepped up in the wake of favorable earnings reports. On another note, crude oil took a breather. West Texas Intermediate crude oil shed 0.4% today to settle at $49.39 a barrel. Energy brands such as Exxon Mobil, Total SA, and Schlumberger traded lower.