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Equities extended declines after new reports showed that the manufacturing industries in the U.S. and Germany manufacturing industry slid last month, fueling concerns of a global slowdown.
Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fuelling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping a tumultuous week of trading, the S&P 500 and the Dow were set to post losses, while the Nasdaq was on track to eke out a nominal weekly gain. A weaker-than-expected Markit PMI reading of U.S. factory activity in March, along with similarly dour reports from Europe and Japan, helped send U.S. Treasury yields into an inversion, with the spread between yields of three-month Treasury bills exceeding those of 10-year notes for the first time since 2007.
Stocks around the world fell and U.S. Treasuries yields sent out warning signs of a possible recession on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. and European data intensified fears of a global economic slowdown. After weak U.S. manufacturing and services data, U.S. Treasury 10-year note yields sank below three-month Treasury bill yields for he first time since 2007. This sent investors fleeing from riskier bets as a yield curve inversion is seen as a leading recession indicator.
Wall Street stocks sold off sharply on Friday, with all three major U.S. stock indexes dropping between 1 and 2 percent as weak factory data from the United States and Europe led to an inversion of U.S. Treasury yields, fueling fears of a global economic downturn. Capping a tumultuous week of trading, the S&P 500 and the Dow were set to post losses, while the Nasdaq was on track to eke out a nominal weekly gain.
U.S. stocks fall sharply, with the Dow tumbling more than 300 points, after a downbeat round of macroeconomic data in Europe and the United States stoked global growth fears while a closely watched yield curve inverted for the first time since 2007, triggering recession worries.
12:49 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average just keeps tumbling after the yield curve inverted, and support levels are beginning to get knocked out. The Dow has dropped 410.25 points, or 1.6% to 25,552.26, while the S&P 500 has slumped 1.7% to 2805.22, and the Nasdaq Composite has tumbled 2.2% to 7670.73. The S&P 500 had barged through just about every resistance level it had encountered and had even looked to have taken out the most important—the resistance between 2800 and 2815.
The spread between three-month Treasury bills and 10-year note yields inverted for the first time since 2007 on Friday and stocks around the world fell after soft U.S. and European data fuelled fears of a global economic slowdown following this week's dovish turn by the U.S. Federal Reserve. The inverted yield curve is widely understood to be a leading indicator of recession. This was after German 10-year bond yields dived below zero for the first time since October 2016 after German data showed manufacturing contracted in March for a third straight month in Europe's biggest economy.
All of the major equity indices closed higher Thursday with positive internals on both exchanges. Of note on the charts, the DJIA closed marginally above its near-term resistance while the Nasdaq 100 (see above) did so with gusto. Also, the Dow Jones Transports closed back above its 50-day moving average.
Wall Street's main indexes extended losses on Friday after the United States joined the euro zone in reporting weak manufacturing activity last month, fueling fears of a slowing global economy. U.S. manufacturing sector Flash Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) came in at 52.5 in March, well below the estimates of 53.6, according to economists polled by Reuters. "Today's economic numbers indicate the strong relationship that China has with Europe.
The difference between 10-year and 3-month Treasury yields, a reliable recession indicator, turned negative for the first time since 2006.
The stock market was squarely lower with the Dow Jones industrials falling more than 100 points. Boeing and Nike stocks were weak in morning trade.
U.S. stock indexes opened lower on Friday as signs of weakness in Europe's economy underscored worries about sluggish expansion outside of America. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 120 points, or 0.5%, at 25,847, pushing its weekly gain into negative territory, according to FactSet data. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index retreated 0.4% to 2,844, and the Nasdaq Composite Index declined 0.4% to reach 7,807. Both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were holding on to solid weekly gains, with the broad-market S&P up 0.8%, while the tech-heavy index is up 1.5% so far this week. Setting the tone for early action on Wall Street was a report on purchasing managers, which pointed to a further slowdown in activity during March after tentative signs of a rebound earlier in the year. The news comes after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday downgraded its economic outlook for the year in the U.S. to 2.1% from 2.3% and signaled that there would be no further increases to interest rates in 2019, citing weakness abroad. Investors also are watching developments surrounding Brexit, with European Union leaders allowing U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to postpone Britain's deadline for an exit from Europe's trade bloc beyond March 29, but warned that the country could still crash out.
U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after downbeat data from Europe fueled fears of a slowing global economy following an abrupt dovish turn by the Federal Reserve earlier this week. The Dow Jones Industrial ...
STOCKSTOWATCHTODAY BLOG Friday Funk. Global growth woes are weighing on stocks. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were 0.7% lower, S&P 500 futures fell 0.6%, and the Nasdaq Composite had dropped 0.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Stocks fell sharply in Europe on Friday after surveys showed manufacturing in the region slowed in March and amid news that the European Union offered only a brief extension to the Brexit deadline. U.S. markets also appeared headed for a lower open.
German 10-year bond yields dived below zero while European shares and the euro fell on Friday after grim data from the continent fuelled fears of a global economic slowdown following this week's dovish turn by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Yields on Germany's 10-year government bond turned negative for the first time since October 2016 after data showed manufacturing contracted for a third straight month in March, compounding worries that trade disputes are exacerbating a slowdown in Europe's biggest economy. Equities in Paris tumbled 0.8 percent while London's FTSE dropped 1 percent.
Stock futures dipped after Apple led a big stock market rally Thursday. Nike fell below a buy point early after earnings beat but sales were iffy.
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