FXStreet (Mumbai) - The equity markets in the US suffered losses in the early session on Tuesday amid a batch of weak domestic economic report and due to weaker energy prices. At the time of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down 57 points. The S&P 500 had shed 9.5 points, while the Nasdaq was down 20 points. The SmallCap 2000 index was down 11 points or 1%. Energy shares like Chevron, Exxon Mobil were down more than 1% each on account of a sharp loss in oil prices. The Dow Jones Oil and Gas index fell 1.63%. On the data front, the US durable goods orders, Markit services PMI and Us consumer confidence missed estimates and painted a negative picture of the US economy ahead of the Wednesday’s FOMC rate decision. For more information, read our latest forex news.