U.S. stocks gave up early gains by midday Tuesday and slipped lower after President Trump criticized China in a United Nations speech, undermining investor sentiment that had improved on hopes for successful trade talks in October.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22 points, or 0.1%, to 26,919 while the benchmark S&P 500 SPX, -0.85% was off 7 points, or 0.2%, at 2,984. The Nasdaq-100 fell 59, or 0.7%, to 8,051.
Stocks put in a mixed performance Monday, with the Dow rising 14.92 points, or 0.1%, to 26,949.99, while the S&P 500 drifted lower by 0.29 point, or less than 0.1%, to 2,991.78. The Nasdaq Composite gave up 5.21 points, or 0.1%, to end at 8,112.46.