Stock market live updates: Dow futures down 200, traders search for the bottom

The futures market already had a volatile overnight session. Stocks are set to open lower. Check here for live updates.

Shares of Twitter jumped more than 5% during Monday’s premarket trading after news that Elliott Management founder and billionaire investor Paul Singer is seeking to replace Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a person familiar with the matter told CNBC. The firm said that Dorsey’s attention is split between running both Twitter and Square, among other things. Shares of Twitter have shed 22% in the last 6 months. — Stevens

The 10-year Treasury yield dropped to a fresh record low below 1.04% as the historic decline in U.S. rates continued amid the coronavirus outbreak and Wall Street calls for Federal Reserve stimulus. The benchmark 10-year rate, which moves inversely with prices, tumbled about 37 basis points in February alone. The fed funds futures market has already priced in a 50 basis point cut at the Fed’s meeting this month, according to CME Fed Watch tool.— Li

On Friday, stocks rapidly pared losses in the last 15 minutes of trading, which serves as the first evidence of “downside exhaustion,” according to Rich Ross, Evercore ISI’s technical analyst. Therefore, investors should use the S&P 500′s intraday low on Friday — 2,853 — as the “new line in the sand,” Ross said. Below that level, there are only two levels of support of note at 2,722 (-7%) and 2,632 (-10%), he added.— Li

China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a gauge for its manufacturing sector, plunged to a record low of just 35.7 in February from 50.0 in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Saturday. Any reading below 50 signals a contraction. The somber reading provides the first official snapshot of the state of the Chinese economy since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic which has killed almost 3,000 people in mainland China and infected about 80,000.— Li

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/stock-market-today-live.html

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