Wall Street's main indexes fell slightly in early trading on Tuesday amid fading optimism about the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, with investors taking cautious positions ahead of expected new comments from central bank officials.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 53.13 points, or 0.16 percent, to 34,042.73.

Wall Street opened with growth and hope for a drop in interest rates

The broader Standard & Poor's 500 lost 9.47 points, or 0.22 percent, to 4356,51.3, while the Nasdaq high-tech index fell 47.0 points, or 03.13 percent, to 522,25.<>.

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