Investors awaited the release of key economic data later in the day.

Posted on October 3, 2019

Supply Management is scheduled to release its non-manufacturing index reading for September at 10 a.m. Earlier in the week, ISM posted its weakest reading on the manufacturing sector in more than 10 years, sparking fears of an economic recession.

Market experts have suggested that the protracted trade war between the U.S. and China is beginning to impact growth.