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The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Friday closed down -0.30%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -0.57%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed down -0.29%.
U.S stock indexes on Friday posted moderate losses on concern a worsening of the pandemic could lead to more restrictive and prolonged lockdowns that undercut economic growth and corporate profits. President Biden late Thursday warned that the U.S. faces a "dark winter" as the pandemic worsens before it improves and that another 100,000 U.S. Covid deaths are expected over the next month.
Negative carry-over from a slide in European stocks on Friday also weighed on U.S. stock indexes. The Euro Stoxx 50 tumbled to a 2-week low Friday after the German government cut its 2021 GDP estimate to 3.0% from a 4.4% projection in October, citing extended lockdowns place in place to slow the spread of Covid.
Weighing on the overall market Friday was a -10% slump in IBM after the company... Read more