A mixed report about the housing market and unrest in Europe on Wednesday extended the longest losing streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index since mid-July. Other risky assets, like European stocks and oil, fell more sharply.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 44.04 points, or 0.3 percent, to 13,413.51.
The S&P 500 index fell 8.27, or 0.6 percent, to 1,433.32.
The Nasdaq composite average fell 24.03 points, or 0.8 percent, to 3,093.70.
For the week:
The Dow is down 165.96, or 1.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 26.83, or 1.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 86.26, or 2.7 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,195.95, or 9.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 175.72, or 14 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 488.55, or 18.75 percent.