In Paris, the CAC 40 was down 15.00 points, or 0.46%, to 3,281.36. Germany's DAX index stumbled 14.09 points, or 0.41%, to 3,404.91.
Asian markets finished higher Monday. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index gained 30.85 points, or 0.29%, to 10,740.14, following an upgrade of banking stocks by Morgan Stanley. Auto and tech companies rose on the coatails of U.S. gains Friday.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index rose 125.76 points, or 1.08%, to 11,734.48.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 43.28 points, or 0.58%, to 7,562.87.