Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks set to stay becalmed, even as geopolitics make waves

U.S. stocks pared losses to come off intraday lows on Tuesday but investors remained cautious over assets perceived as risky such as equities on rising geopolitical tensions.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.30% fell 6 points, or 0.3%, to 2,350. Technology, financials and energy shares led the losses.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.16% slid 24 points, or 0.1%, to 20,634. The blue-chip gauge was off as much as 146 points at its intraday nadir.

The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.39% declined 22 points, or 0.4%, to 5,858, but also pared losses from a nearly 1% decline earlier in the session.

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