As investors anticipated further triggers for direction as the countdown to the major tech results coming later 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased by 0.1%, or 30 points, while the Nasdaq dropped by 0.3%. 

A flurry of quarterly reports from large tech companies, including Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) 

which helped cause the market meltdown in the first quarter of the year, are about to begin.

Tech bulls on Wall Street continue to extol confidence ahead of the flood of quarterly results.

Even still, market opinion on technology has soured recently as the likelihood of a less aggressive Federal Reserve 

than anticipated diminishes ahead of the central bank's rate decision on May 3.

Even though Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) reported quarterly earnings that exceeded expectations on both the top