Stock market live updates: Dow futures down 820, airlines slide, Apple drops

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The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) were both down more than 3% in the premarket, putting them on pace to break below their respective 50-dayy moving averages for the first time since Feb. 3. AMD, Nvidia, Micron and Lam Research led the ETFs lower in the premarket. —Francolla, Imbert

Gold futures gained more than 2% to around $1,680 per ounce, reaching its highest level since Jan. 23, 2013 as investors fled riskier assets such as stocks amid coronavirus concerns. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) gained 3.5% in the premarket, putting it on pace for its best day since Aug. 23. —Francolla, Imbert

Oil prices are following U.S. stock futures lower as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak took a bite out of global economy growth expectations. West Texas Intermediate futures were down about 4%, on pace for their worst day since Jan. 8, when they dropped 4.9%. U.S. crude also hit its lowest level since Feb. 18. Brent futures were down 4.2% and reached their lowest level since Feb. 13. —Francolla, Imbert

As fears over the coronavirus sent stock market futures spiraling lower Monday, traders increasingly looked to the Federal Reserve for a rescue. The market is now pricing in a better than even – 53% – chance of an interest rate cut at the central bank’s April meeting, according to the CME Group’s FedWatch tool. That’s the most aggressive pricing during this cycle and reflective of how anxious Wall Street is getting over the disruptive threat the virus poses. The anticipation has gotten to the point now where traders are assigning a 39% of three cuts before the end of 2020. —Cox

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

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