U.S. stocks were even on Tuesday, as investors kept a wary eye on oil prices that continued their July plummet on the first day of August.
Throughout the month of July, oil prices fell 21%. They added another 4% to that drop before stabilizing this morning. Oil is currently trading around $46 a barrel.
Elsewhere, investors showed concern over a 3% drop in shares of Apple—the single stock most experts believe affects the market more than any other.
June factory orders showed an increase of 1.8%, another piece of data in a busy week for numbers. The highlight will come on Friday, when the July labor report is released.
Here are the final numbers from Tuesday on Wall Street:
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 17,550.69 (-47.51)
NASDAQ: 5,105.55 (-9.84)
S&P 500: 2,093.32 (-4.72)