As investors get ready for a significant inflation data on Wednesday and the beginning of third-quarter earnings season, U.S.
equities declined on Tuesday to end a back-and-forth session.
After failing to hold onto gains following an intraday rally, the S&P 500 (GSPC) dropped 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC) sank 1.1% to a new two-year low.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average stood out because it finished 0.1% higher.
The critical 4% barrier was once more within reach for the benchmark 10-year Treasury note at this time.
Four of the top banks in the nation by assets are among the first reporters of the Q3 earnings period, and investors are navigating a foggy week defined by producer and consumer inflation data.