Dow falls over 2 percent at open as volatility rises

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened almost another 2 percent lower on Tuesday after two days of heavy losses that have undermined faith in the U.S. stock market's almost decade-long rally.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 536.97 points, or 2.21 percent, to 23,808.78. The S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 49.06 points, or 1.85 percent, to 2,599.88 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 128.97 points, or 1.85 percent, to 6,838.56.

(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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Markets

DJIA 24,370.10 162.94 0.67%
NASDAQ 7,084.46 49.77 0.71%
NIKKEI 225 20,666.07 263.80 1.29%
DAX 11,027.75 109.13 1.00%
HANG SENG 27,090.81 335.18 1.25%
USD (per EUR) 1.14 0.00 0.11%
JPY (per USD) 109.42 0.27 0.25%
GBP (per USD) 1.29 0.00 -0.32%
USD (per CHF) 0.99 0.00 0.02%