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US Market Indexes Continue Losses Tuesday

Dow Jones closes at 26,492.21

September 25, 2018 | About:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,492.21 on Tuesday with a loss of -69.84 points or -0.26%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,915.56 with a loss of -3.81 points or -0.13%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 8,007.47 for a gain of 14.22 points or 0.18%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 12.42 for a gain of 0.22 points or 1.80%.

Tuesday’s market movers

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 reported their third day of consecutive closing losses Tuesday. New trade tariffs and a monetary policy decision from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday were leading factors for the day’s losses.

Sectors leading losses Tuesday included utilities, consumer staples, materials and financial. Technology stocks were mostly uncorrelated with the day’s trend. The Nasdaq gained 0.18% on Tuesday. Square (NYSE:SQ) reported a gain of 10.82% while biotech company Cellular Biomedicine Group (NASDAQ:CBMG) reported a gain of 7.74%.

Economic reports affecting market trading included the following:

  • The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index increased 0.3%.
  • The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index increased to 138.4.
  • The Treasury held auctions for four-week bills and five-year notes at the following rates: four-week, 2.080%; five-year, 2.997%.

In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led losses:

Small-cap stocks

In small-caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,708.80 for a gain of 3.49 points or 0.20%. The S&P 600 closed at 1,067.66 for a gain of 0.94 points or 0.09%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 10,687.33 for a gain of 25.75 points or 0.24%. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 10,488.15 for a loss of -23.59 points or -0.22%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 2,030.62 for a loss of -1.55 points or -0.08%; the S&P 100 at 1,293.91 for a loss of -0.80 points or -0.06%; the Russell 3000 at 1,728.85 for a loss of -1.30 points or -0.08%; the Russell 1000 at 1,615.94 for a loss of -1.58 points or -0.10%; the Wilshire 5000 at 30,302.61 for a loss of -10.75 points or -0.04%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 714.62 for a loss of -5.61 points or -0.78%.

About the author:

Julie Young
Julie Young is a financial writer with comprehensive experience in the financial services industry. She writes about investments, investment products, financial market news and economic trends. Julie has a Master of Science in finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Arkansas.

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