Stocks opened higher on Tuesday as renewed U.S. dollar weakness lifted shares of natural resource companies, while a rebound in May housing starts lifted investor sentiment.

The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> gained 9.90 points, or 0.11 percent, to 8,622.03. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> added 2.53 points, or 0.27 percent, to 926.25. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> rose 5.17 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,821.55.