U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, raising the possibility of a fifth day in the red as the Nasdaq and S&P 500 traded near their lowest intraday levels in more than two years. The S&P 500 SPX fell 17 points, or 0.5%, to 3,595. The Nasdaq Composite COMP retreated 51 points, or 0.5%, to 10,490. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA fell 49 points, or 0.2%, to 29,153. Investors’ risk appetite remained subdued on Tuesday as they awaited inflation data, minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September meeting, and the start of third-quarter earnings season, set to begin later in the week.
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