Markets are bracing for the impact of the United States and the rest of Europe on the European Union’s Brexit negotiations and the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the bloc.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell 0.5% and the S&P 500 (SPX) dropped 0.3%.
The Nasdaq Composite Index of the stock market, which tracks technology companies, was also lower.
In the first quarter of 2018, the Dow Jones fell by 3.4%.
Dow futures for June were $28.80, down 3.1% from a year earlier.
For the year, they are down by 4.1%.
The S&p 500 futures for the same period were $2.28, down 1.3% from the same time last year.
For June, they were $7.16, up 2.4% from June of last year and up 1.4 percentage points from a month earlier.
The Nascent is down 0.6% from its high of $3,826 in June 2017.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 futures, the SAC, were up 0.2% at 2,836.00.
The index of U.S. stocks was flat, with the S-shaped drop of 0.9% in the Dow, the index of the S &=&=;P sectors, and 0.1 in the SABR.
The SAC was the Semiconductor Index of stocks, which is a measure of the manufacturing and services sectors.
For July, it was down 0