The S&P 500 had its worst day since June and the Dow Jones Industrial Common sank greater than 900 factors Wednesday as surging coronavirus circumstances within the U.S. and Europe threatened extra ache for the financial system.
The promoting was widespread, with 96% of shares within the S&P 500 closing decrease. The declines adopted a broad sell-off for shares indexes in Europe, the place the governments in France and Germany imposed new restrictions geared toward slowing the unfold of the virus.
The S&P 500 fell 119.65 factors, or 3.5%, to three,271.03.
The Dow misplaced 943.24 factors, or 3.4%, to 26,519.95.
The Nasdaq composite slumped 426.48 factors, or 3.7%, to 11,004.87.
The Russell 2000 small-cap index gave up 47.21 factors, or 3%, to 1,543.28.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 194.36 factors, or 5.6%.
The Dow is down 1,815.62 factors, or 6.4%.
The Nasdaq is down 543.41 factors, or 4.7%.
The Russell 2000 is down 97.23 factors, or 5.9%.
For the 12 months:
The S&P 500 is up 40.25 factors, or 1.2%.
The Dow is down 2,018.49 factors, or 7.%.
The Nasdaq is up 2,032.26 factors, or 22.7%.
The Russell 2000 is down 125.19 factors, or 7.5%.
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