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Wall Street close: US benchmarks bleedout as coronavirus spread alarms investors

1 month ago   |   By FXCM

DJIA, lost some 130 points, or 0.4%, near 29,219.
The S&P 500 SPX, -0.38% lost around 13 points, or 0.4%, to close near 3,373.
Nasdaq Composite dropped around 66 points, or 0.7%, finishing near 9,751.
Despite upbeat data from the nation, US benchmarks were ending the day lower on Thursday, capping the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite from their record finishes in the prior sessions. The coronavirus is indeed a fickle theme in markets making for hot and cold sentiment regarding the severity of the situation as investors weigh the likely negative ramifications for the global economy.
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