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Stocks retreat after two days of huge gains

Stocks pullback a day after the Dow gained more than 400 points to cap a two day rally.


A trio of traders work in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Following two huge days of gains, stocks pulled back on Tuesday, with
the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 staying in negative territory while the Nasdaq was range-bound, swinging between gains and losses.

This follows a day that saw the Dow surge more than 400 points. Shares of equipment makers and steel producers rallied after the Trump administration rolled out a $1.5 trillion plan to boost spending on infrastructure.

"The size of the deficits has surprised the markets but they are more worried about increased government spending and tax cuts overstimulating the economy," said Mark Vitner, Managing Director & Senior Economist at Wells Fargo Securities.

Oil futures were also lower in early trading Tuesday. Oil came under more pressure after the International Energy Agency’s latest report indicated that non-OPEC crude output will exceed global demand this year.

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