August 7, 2019 / 1:36 PM / 13 days ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street slumps at open as investors seek safety

Aug 7 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as investors sought safety in gold and government bonds on worries about the impact of a long-drawn U.S.-China trade war on global growth.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 215.30 points, or 0.83%, at the open to 25,814.22.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 23.12 points, or 0.80%, at 2,858.65. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 85.99 points, or 1.10%, to 7,747.27 at the opening bell. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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