Update: US equities follow Europe lower as bond jitters weigh

S&P 500 and Dow Jones both down

Tom Eckett
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US equities were down over 1% in early trading today, as the sell-off in global markets continues for a second day.

The Dow Jones opened down 0.95% at 26,188 points on Tuesday while the S&P 500 fell 0.81% to 2,831 points, after the two indices posted their worst sessions of the year on Monday. US markets followed Europe lower, with the FTSE 100 down 0.92% by late afternoon at 7,600 while the German Dax fell 0.74% and the French Cac 40 dropped 0.69%. Equity markets had enjoyed their best start to the year since 1987 with the S&P 500 rising 5.9% to 2,853 points on the back of President Donald Trump's tax reform. However, the recent sell-off in government bond markets has spilled-over into equities...

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