Stock market live updates: Markets plunge, White House reacts, Apple leads slide

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“Our initial reaction is that the Dow is still above 28,000 and nobody thought it would even get that high,” a White House official told CNBC’s Eamon Javers. “We understand that the market is reacting to the news of the day, as it should, but the actual economy itself is very strong.” —Imbert

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) dropped 3.6%, putting the EM stocks fund on pace for its worst day since Aug. 5, when it closed 3.7% lower. EEM also dipped into correction territory, briefly trading 10% below its 52-week high. —Francolla, Imbert

Monday’s sell-off in stocks led the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to trade below their 50-day moving averages. It was the first time that the Dow broke below its 50-day average since Feb. 3. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq, meanwhile, haven’t closed below their 50-day moving averages since October. —Imbert, Francolla

Following Monday’s decline, the Dow is now in the red for 2020. The average is now down 1.3% year-to-date. The S&P 500 is still clinging to a 0.4% gain for the year. The Nasdaq Composite Index is still up 3.3% for the year, even after Monday’s slide. — Melloy

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

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