U.S. stocks finished lower Tuesday, after moving between small losses and gains throughout the session, ahead of the first presidential debate before the November election.
How did stock indexes perform?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
fell 131.40 points, or 0.5%, to end at 27,452.66; while the S&P 500 index
closed 16.13 points, or 0.5%, lower at 3,335.47, and Nasdaq Composite Index
32.28 points, or 0.3%, finishing at 11,085.25. All three major equity indexes snapped three sessions of gains.
On Monday, the S&P 500 rose 53.14 points, or 1.6%, to end at 3,351.60. The Nasdaq climbed 203.96 points, or 1.9%, to close at 11,117.53. The Dow advanced 410.10 points, or 1.5%, finishing at 27,584.06, while booking its third session of gains in a row.
What drove the market?
After a positive start to kick off the final week of trading in September,