US stocks drop amid worries on Ukraine

A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, the United States, on Jan. 18, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

Wall Street stocks retreated early Tuesday as the latest Ukraine crisis stoked volatility in markets.

About 15 minutes into the first trading session of the week after a long holiday weekend, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.8 percent at 33,813.83.

The broad-based S&P 500 dropped 0.4 percent to 4,330.98, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index slid 0.3 percent to 13,503.62.