Friday was another dismal day for U.S. stock investors, as the broad indexes suffered a third straight day of losses that, combined, topped 5%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
declined nearly 559 points, or 2.2%, on Friday to close out the week at 24,288.95, while the S&P 500 index
was down 2.3% and the Nasdaq Composite Index
Here’s how all three indexes have performed over the past week and for all of 2018:
Index Price change – one week through Dec. 7 Price change – 2018 through Dec. 7 Dow Jones Industrial Average -4.5% -1.3% S&P 500 index -4.6% -1.5% Nasdaq Composite Index -4.9% 1.0% Source: FactSet
This was the worst week for the Dow since March, as investors continued to show concern over trade relations with China. The Labor Department’s “uninspiring” employment report for November showed a slowing of job creation, although the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7%.
All 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down for the week, with Caterpillar topping the list:
You can click the tickers for more about each company, including news, profiles, charts, price ratios and ratings.
The week’s 10 worst performers among the S&P 500 all posted double-digit declines:
And here are the components of the Nasdaq-100
showing the worst declines of the week:
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