Stock markets in the US fell in early trading on Monday as buyers are taking a breather after five straight weeks of shopping spree. At the time of writing, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was 40 points. S&P 500 index was down 4 points and Nasdaq traded 5 points lower. Shares in Nike were up 2.18%, followed by a 1% rise in Wal-Mart Stores. Meanwhile, losing side included names like Intel, DuPont, Chevron and JP Morgan. Stocks struggled to push higher despite a rise in oil prices, contradicting a recent trend of strong correlation between oil and stock prices. Still, losses are miniscule as sentiment still remains in favor of risk assets two-months of financial market volatility forced the Federal Reserve to indicate it would keep borrowing costs lower for longer. For more information, read our latest forex news.