Tech Slide Pulls S&P 500 Down For Its 5th Straight Loss

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, floor traders, including Phyllis Arena Woods, right, gather in remembrance on the eve of September 11th, on the Exchange trading floor, Friday Sept. 10, 2021. (Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP)

Wall Street capped a choppy day of trading Friday with another pullback for stocks and the S&P 500′s first weekly loss in three weeks.

The benchmark index fell 0.8%, its fifth straight decline, and ended 1.7% lower for the holiday-shortened week. That’s it’s biggest weekly drop since June. The other major U.S. stock indexes also posted weekly losses.

The selling was widespread, though technology, health care and communications stocks weighed most heavily on the S&P 500. Smaller company stocks also fell broadly. Treasury yields mostly rose. The price of U.S. crude oil rose 2.3%.

Stocks have traded in a narrow range for several weeks as most investors are sitting on the sidelines waiting to get a fuller understanding of where the economy is headed and how the pandemic is impacting corporations.

“There isn’t any new good news coming, and that’s important because we’ve gotten a decent amount of good news that has flowed up until this point this year,” said Liz Young, head of investment strategy at personal finance company SoFi.

The S&P 500 fell 34.70 points to 4,458.58. The index is now within 1.8% of the all-time high it set last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 271.66 points, or 0.8%, to 34,607.72. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite shed an early gain, dropping 132.76 points, or 0.9%, to 15,115.49.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 21.58 points, or 1%, to 2,227.55.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA -  Sep 10. 2021 - 4:48 PM ET

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