S&P 500 Opens Lower After 5 Days Of Gains

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks opened slightly lower Tuesday as investors digested disappointing trade data that showed a stronger dollar hurt exports and resulted in a wider trade deficit in August. Tuesday's modest pullback follows five straight sessions of gains for the benchmark S&P 500. The index opened 2 points, or 0.1%, lower at 1,985. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened lower, but within minutes was up 25 points, or 0.2%, at 16,803. The Nasdaq Composite began the day down 6 points, or 0.1%, at 4,775.

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