Stock market news for September 21, 2020

Stock market news

“Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.

The S&P 500 ended with its fourth-straight loss, though a last-hour rally helped trim its decline by more than half. Industrial, health care and financial stocks accounted for much of the selling. Technology stocks recovered from an early slide to notch a gain.

The selling followed a slide in European stocks on the possibility of tougher restrictions to stem rising coronavirus counts.

The losses were widespread, with almost all the stocks in the S&P 500 lower. The S&P 500 fell 38.41 points, or 1.2%, to 3,281.06.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 509.72 points, or 1.8%, to 27,147.70, and the Nasdaq composite lost 14.48 points, or 0.1%, to 10,778.80. In another sign of the increased worry, the yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 0.65% from 0.69% late Friday.”

Stock market data: USAtoday

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