Dow futures down 400, waiting on Congress, ‘limit down’ again


A trader operates on the flooring of the New York Stock Trade in New York, the United States, March 18, 2020.

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7:10 am: Shares set to drop, Dow futures down 500

Markets were being set to decrease at the open on Monday as investors wait around on an economic stimulus and rescue strategy from the U.S. govt to beat damage from the coronavirus. A fiscal stimulus invoice failed a crucial procedural Senate vote Sunday, sending equities downward. The Dow Jones Industrial Common futures dropped more than 500 factors. S&P 500 futures have been off by approximately 3%. Nasdaq 100 futures declined by 2.6%. Futures were being properly off their worst concentrations of the overnight session, in which they hit their “limit down” levels, slipping 5%.

Final week, stocks suffered their most significant just one-week decline because the money crisis in 2008, with the S&P 500 dropping extra than 13%. All those losses set the broad marketplace ordinary far more than 32% down below its record set on Feb. 19. —Fitzgerald 

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