Wall Street used the momentum from April and May's gains to start June on a higher note, with investors betting on the success of economic reopening to carry the market higher. Yet, there is unrest and tensions that may stand in the way of a speedy financial recovery. Last week, protests in cities across the United States have left many business with a more unstable start than they had from coronavirus related shutdowns. Corporations like Amazon (AMZN  ), Apple (AAPL  ) and Target (TGT  ) have announced that they have had to change their operations in certain areas in the U.S. due to the protests. In addition, the lack of social distancing from participants have added more fear to a potential second wave of infections in the coming weeks.

With the protests being another black swan event adding to the financial strains of the coronavirus pandemic and increased U.S-China tensions, recent market optimism may be under threat in June.

Here's how the market settled to start the trading week:

S&P 500 Index (SPY  ): +0.38% or +11.42 points to 3,055.73

Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA  ): +0.36% or +91.91 points to 25,475.02

Nasdaq Composite Index (QQQ  ): +0.66% or +62.18 points to 9,552.05

In Major Stock News, travel stocks--American Airlines (AAL  ), Delta (DAL  ), Carnival Cruise (CCL  ), Norwegian Cruise (NCLH  ), Royal Caribbean (RCL  ), Southwest (LUV  ) and United Airlines (UAL  )--all rose due to the extended market optimism from Friday's session.

In Stock Sector News, every sector expect Health Care, which fell -1.01%, increased during Monday's session. The performance gains were as follows: Real Estate +2.10%, Energy +1.68%, Financials +1.16%, Utilities +1.07%, Consumer Discretionary +0.80%, Communication Services +0.80%, Consumer Staples +0.62%, Materials +0.55%, Industrials +0.20% and Information Technology +0.02%.

In Commodity and Currency News, July futures for West Texas Intermediate (USO  ) rose slightly on Monday, settling around $33.50 per barrel. International benchmark Brent Crude (BNO  ) gained modestly more, increasing 1.27% to settle around $38 per barrel. Gold (GLD  ) futures dropped 0.07% to price at $1,750.50 per ounce. Finally, the U.S. dollar (UUP  ) fell with gold, with the DXY Index declining 0.52%.

As the market moves into Tuesday, investors will be focusing on the tensions within the United States as well as between U.S and China. In additions, Zoom Video (ZM  ) is scheduled to reports its quarterly earnings and U.S. monthly auto sales report is also slated for Tuesday.