Broad decline on Iran tension and US/China fear
There were a couple of catalysts for stocks. There is some anxiety coming from Iran, and the fear from US/China trade hiccups was a concern.
Having said that the Dow was down 648 points at the low. It is ending down 472 points. The Nasdaq and S&P had similar rebounds into the close.
The final numbers are showing:
- The S&P index fell -48.42 points or -1.65% at 2884.05. The low reached 2862.60
- The Nasdaq index fell -159.53 points for -1.96% at 7963.75. The low reached 7899.02
- The Dow fell -473 points or -1.79% at 25965.09. The low reached 25789.71.
Below is the % change range for the North American and European major stock indices today. Things certainly could have been a lot worse (thanks to the rally into the close).