[BRIEFING.COM] The major averages began the session in the red with the Russell 2000 (-0.4%) seeing the largest opening decline. The S&P 500, meanwhile, trades lower by 0.2% with nine sectors showing losses.
As expected, the materials space (-0.5%) began the day behind the remaining groups in reaction to disappointing trade data from China. Elsewhere among cyclical sectors, energy (-0.5%) and industrials (-0.5%) lag while financials (-0.2%) trade in-line with the S&P 500. Also ... More
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