Wall Street opened Tuesday with losses, in a day marked by the expectation of the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada on Wednesday, as well as by caution against new economic indicators.
The index of Dow Jones industrials , the main indicator of the New York Stock Exchange, fell 0.42 percent, or 108.07 points, to 25,856.75 units, while the selective S&P 500 fell 0.30 percent, or 8.63 points, to 2,892.89 units.
Meanwhile, the Nasdaq composite index fell by 0.48 percent, or 39.14 points, to 8,070.40 units.
Among the sectors with the highest losses were telecommunications , with 1.26 percent less; that of services , with 0.87 percent lower, and the technology , which fell 0.87 percent.
The start of the day of this Tuesday happens after the Labor Day holiday and is the first session of the month of September. According to Wall Street analysts, the start of the session was marked by commercial tensions between the United States and Canada , which will resume talks on Wednesday to reach an agreement on NAFTA.
The US president, Donald Trump , threatened to leave Canada out of the negotiated pact with Mexico until Monday of the previous week, after the bilateral negotiations between the two English-speaking countries were suspended before Friday’s deadline.
Analysts are also watching data on US manufacturing activity , as well as construction figures for July, which saw a marginal rise of 0.07 percent.
In other markets, the barrel of the West Texas Intermediate mix (WTI) amounted to $ 70.59 a barrel, gold fell to $ 1197.50 an ounce, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond was stagnant at 2.88 percent and the dollar gained ground against the Mexican peso , since it changed to 19.40.