By The Associated Press on February 8, 2018.
Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days, the Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 1,000 points.
The Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index are now 10 per cent below the record highs they reached just two weeks ago. That puts them in what’s known on Wall Street as a “correction.” Corrections are normal occurrences during bull markets, and there hasn’t been one in two years, an unusually long time.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index skidded 100.66 points, or 3.8 per cent, to 2,581.
The Dow Jones industrial average sank 1,032.89 points, or 4.1 per cent, to 23,860.46.
The Nasdaq composite tumbled 274.82 points, or 3.9 per cent, to 6,777.16.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks dropped 44.18 points, or 2.9 per cent, to 1,463.79.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is down 181.13 points, or 6.6 per cent.
The Dow is down 1,660.50 points, or 6.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 463.79 points, or 6.4 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is down 83.48 points, or 5.4 per cent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is down 92.61 points, or 3.5 per cent.
The Dow is down 858.76 points, or 3.5 per cent.
The Nasdaq is down 126.23 points, or 1.8 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is down 71.72 points, or 4.7 per cent.
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