Stocks Fall As Trump Prepares To Meet With Chinese President Later This Week

By Joseph Adinolfi Markets MarketWatch Pulse

Stocks opened lower on Tuesday amid intensifying anxiety about President Donald Trump's meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, later this week. The S&P 500 index declined 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,355, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated 16 points, or 0.1%, to 20,626. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 15 points, or 0.3%, to 5,880. Shares of Nvidia Corp. sold off after analysts at Pacific Crest turned bearish on the company, citing concerns about growth. Texas-based retailer Conn's Inc. saw its shares rocket higher after it posted better-than-expected earnings. Acuity Brands Inc. shares slumped after the company reported second-quarter results. Trump is expected to meet with Xi at Mar-a-Lago, Trump's estate in Palm Beach, Fla. The two-day meeting begins Thursday. Some are worried about the potentially tense meeting, as Trump has repeatedly accused China of unfair trading practices and currency manipulation.

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