Investors on the German stock market continued to hold back for the time being on Tuesday. After the previous day’s losses on the New York stock exchanges, the Dax fell by 0.26 percent to 15,086.71 points a few minutes after the Xetra opening. The MDax of medium-sized companies lost 0.60 percent to 28,694.92 points. The EuroStoxx 50, the leading index in the euro zone, was 0.2 percent lower.

The technology stocks on the US stock exchange Nasdaq in particular came under pressure at the start of the week. The still high inflation and the uncertainty about the course of monetary policy in the fight against inflation are currently keeping prices in check. The US Federal Reserve will announce its interest rate decision on Wednesday, followed by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England on Thursday.