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Behind the slides have been concerns over the Ukraine-Russia war, soaring inflation, higher interest rates and, more recently, a possible U.S. recession.
The index earlier this month confirmed the common definition of a bear market by closing down over 20% from its January record peak.
The S&P and the Nasdaq fell about 2% and 3% respectively, with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and Amazon.com (AMZN.O) weighing the heaviest. The blue-chip Dow shed about 1.6%.
All three indexes are on course to notch two straight quarterly declines for the first time since 2015. They also appear set to post losses for June, which would mark three consecutive down months for the tech-heavy Nasdaq, its longest losing streak since 2015.
That’s according to Societe Generale, which calculates the benchmark gauge may need to tumble as much as 40% from its January peak in the next six months to hit bottom. That comes out to 2,900. The upper end of the range the firm gave is for the index to slump by roughly 34% from its top, to 3,150.
The dollar fell alongside U.S. Treasury yields on fears the U.S. economy could slip into recession after Powell, in testimony to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, said higher rates are painful but are the means the U.S. central bank has to slow inflation.
All 11 major S&P 500 (.SPX) sectors gained, as stocks rebounded broadly after the benchmark index last week logged its biggest weekly percentage decline since March 2020.
The Federal Reserve raised its target interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, its biggest rate hike since 1994, and projected a slowing economy and rising unemployment in the months to come.
Analyst expectations had largely been predicting the Fed would hike by 50 basis points at the conclusion of its meeting on Wednesday.
Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China's economy have led investors to reconsider what they're willing to pay for a wide range of stocks, from high-flying tech companies to traditional automakers. Big swings have become commonplace and Monday was no exception.
The benchmark S&P index has fallen for four straight days, with the index now down more than 20% from its most recent record closing high to confirm a bear market began on Jan. 3, according to a commonly used definition.
Selling picked up towards the end of the session. Mega-cap growth stocks led the drop, with Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc falling 3.6% and 4.2%, respectively, and putting the most pressure on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq.
The S&P 500 ended down more than 1% in the broad sell-off, snapping a two-day winning streak.
Apple Inc shares climbed 1.8% despite news earlier in the day that the company must change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed to a single charging port for mobile phones, tablets and cameras.
Shares of Amazon.com Inc rose 2% and were the biggest positive for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq after the online retailer split its shares 20 for 1.
About 30 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.5 percent to 33,073.04. The broad-based S&P 500 fell 0.9 percent to 4,137.67, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 1.3 percent to 12,153.76.
Tesla (TSLA.O), Nvidia (NVDA.O) and Meta Platforms (FB.O) each rose more than 4%, fueling gains in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. Amazon (AMZN.O) rallied 3.1% and Apple (AAPL.O) added 1.7%.
About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.2 percent at 32,735.68. The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.2 percent to 4,094.43, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.1 percent at 12,011.06.
Data showed that while U.S. job openings fell in April, they remained at high levels, suggesting continued wage increases contributing to uncomfortably high inflation as companies scramble for workers.
Shares of Dow member Salesforce rocketed up more than 13 percent higher after the software giant reported better-than-expected earnings and characterized consumer demand as robust.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 52.37 points, or 0.16%, at the open to 33,160.59.
The selloff interrupted a two-year bull run in stocks that began in the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 575.77 points, or 1.76%, to 33,212.96, the S&P 500 gained 100.4 points, or 2.47%, to 4,158.24 and the Nasdaq Composite added 390.48 points, or 3.33%, to 12,131.13.
After falling 15% this year, the S&P 500 is trading around 4,000. According to analysts tracked by Bloomberg, its members will earn a combined $248 a share next year.
All three major U.S. stock indexes posted solid gains, with economically sensitive consumer discretionary (.SPLRCD) and microchip (.SOX) stocks beating the broader market.