Stock market live updates: Dow down 900, airlines slide, Apple drops

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Stocks had a tumultuous open on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping about 975 points. The fall in the 30-stock average is the third largest one-day point drop in the past three years. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 were down by 2.3% and 4%, respectively. Alongside the market sell-off, bond yields and oil prices also fell. – Fitzgerald

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said Monday the recent outbreak of the coronavirus is not changing his outlook on stocks as the economy remains solid, albeit a little softer. “Business is down but it’s down from a very good level,” he said. Buffett also thinks Apple might be the “best business I know in the world,” while noting that bank stocks are “very attractive compared to most other securities I see.” For more on Buffett’s three-hour interview with Becky Quick on “Squawk Box,” click here. —Imbert

Alongside the suffering stock averages, the Cboe Volatility Index, a gauge for investor fear, jumped more than 6 points above the 23 level on Monday, as investors worry about the deadly coronavirus’ impact on global growth. The VIX, a measure of the 30-day implied volatility of U.S. stocks, soared nearly 40% before the market opened.

CNBC used Kensho, a hedge fund analytics tool, to track the top exchange-traded fund performers and best sectors to hide out in during times of uncertainty. – Fitzgerald

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open down 800 points on Monday as a spike in cases of the coronavirus outside of China worried investors about a dent to global growth. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures were down by 2.7% and 2.9%, respectively. However, a big market sell-off on Monday could mean a rebound on Tuesday, according to Bespoke Investment Group. The firm looked at large gaps down on Monday’s and how the market performed through the rest of the week and found that Tuesday normally brings a relief trade.”While performance from the open to close on the day of a big gap down was generally weak, performance on the Tuesday after was ‘very positive’,” the firm said. –Fitzgerald

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/24/stock-market-today-live.html

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