But if you really want to know where the market is, take a look at the Russell 3000, which contains most, if not all US stocks.
Those fears eased Monday, after China's government said it is open to negotiating with Washington. Tuesday represented the biggest one-day percentage decline for both the Dow and the Nasdaq since February 8, but only the biggest for the S&P since Friday.
In the last fortnight, Facebook shares have plunged by more than 16 per cent.
The S&P 500 rose 46 points, or 1.8 per cent, to 2,635.
Microsoft climbed another 1.4 percent in early trading Tuesday, and BB&T gained 1.7 percent. The Nasdaq Composite Index shed 212 points to 7,009, a decline of 2.9%. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 33.63 points, or 2.2 percent, to 1,543.72. The fingers that point accusingly were pointed at the bond market, where yields on longer-term Treasuries were falling. Bank of America added $1.27, or 4.4 percent, to $30.44. Wall Street was coming off its best day in more than two years following last week's steep slide.
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Nvidia tumbled more than any other stock in the S&P 500 on published reports that the company has temporarily stopped testing its technology for self-driving cars in the wake of a deadly collision last week in Tempe, Arizona, involving an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian. When bond yields decline it can bring down interest rates on mortgages and other loans, making them less profitable for banks. Natural gas rose 7 cents, or 2.8 percent, to $2.69 per 1,000 cubic feet. That announcement followed a news report indicating that USA officials have submitted a list of market-opening requests.
May-dated crude futures gave back 30 cents, or 0.5%, to end at $65.25 per barrel. Today, it's little changed at 15768.89.
CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to 105.64 yen from 105.41 yen late Monday. The euro strengthened to $1.2455 from $1.2367. The stock eked out a gain of 67 cents, or 0.4 percent, to $160.06.
In Europe, Germany's DAX fell 0.8 percent, while France's CAC-40 lost 0.6 percent. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares added 1.6 percent. In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 added 0.7 percent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.7 percent. Microsoft rose $6.60, or 7.6 percent, to $93.78.