U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat to lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, Aug. 8, while European and Asian markets traded mixed following modestly weaker trade data from China. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average were flat. If the Dow was to finish lower on Tuesday, it would end a nine-day streak in which the index closed at all-time highs.
The Dow gained 0.12% on Monday, Aug. 7, securing a new record close of 22,118. The S&P 500 also ended at a record of 2,480. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 0.3% on Tuesday while the Shanghai Composite rose just 0.1% after China's trade growth weakened in July. Economists have estimated that Chinese growth in 2017 is likely to slow.