Dow Freefall Continues With Another 1,000-point Drop as Coronavirus Feats Spook Investors

U.S. equity markets plunged in the opening minutes of trading, gutting a rebound on Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,268 points, or 5.9 percent, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were lower by 5.4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. Trading is halted if the S&P 500 falls by 7 percent.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %
I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 20056.84 -1,180.54 -5.56%
SP500 S&P 500 2419.05 -110.14 -4.35%
I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 7086.316122 -248.47 -3.39%

The early selling comes as the Trump administration and Congress hammer out the details of a $1 trillion stimulus package designed to prop up the most harshly pummeled sectors of the U.S. economy and give cash to those out of work.

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