Dow, S&P 500 dip as markets eye Fed, trade talks

20th March, 2019 11:14:54 printer

NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks finished little changed on Tuesday following conflicting reports on US-China trade talks and as the Federal Reserve began a two-day monetary policy meeting.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 0.1 percent at 25,887.38, snapping a four-day winning streak, reports AFP.

The broad-based S&P 500 lost less than 0.1 percent at 2,832.57, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index edged up 0.1 percent to 7,723.95. Stocks spent much of the day solidly positive but weakened following a Bloomberg report that described tensions between the United States and China on trade terms that could pose problems for a broad agreement.