You are here

US: S&P 500, Dow dip at open on virus fears, US-China tensions

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes opened lower on Tuesday as coronavirus-related worries and simmering US-China tensions weighed on sentiment at the end of what is expected to be the S&P 500's best quarter since 1998.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 83.37 points, or 0.33 per cent, at the open to 25,512.43, and the S&P 500 opened lower by 3.04 points, or 0.10 per cent, at 3,050.20. The Nasdaq Composite gained 1.13 points, or 0.01 per cent, to 9,875.29 at the opening bell. 


BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to