Dow falls 525 points, S&P 500 dips near correction territory as tech stocks fall

A sign for Wall Street hangs outside at the New York Stock Exchange on April 20, 2020. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Sept. 23 (UPI) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 525.05 points as tech stocks dragged the major U.S. markets down on Wednesday.

The blue-chip index ended the day down 1.92% after having been up as much as 176 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 also fell 2.34% pushing it closer to correction territory, which is defined as 10% below a record high, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq slid deeper into correction territory as it fell 3%.

Apple stock led a decline in big tech falling 4.19%, Amazon dropped 4.13%, Microsoft slid 3.29% and Facebook ended the day down 2.25%.

The S&P 500 has fallen 7.4% in September, while the Dow has dropped 5.9% and the Nasdaq has declined 9.7% in the month as shares of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Alphabet and Microsoft have all dropped 10%.

“This rotation out of tech and into cyclical stocks has picked up legs in September,” Art Hogan, chief marketing strategist at National Securities told CNBC. “September is a historically tough month and this one has been a quagmire of headwinds. Today is reflective of that.”

Tesla stock also fell 10.34%, while Nike bucked the trend by rising 8.76%.


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