Dow drops nearly 900 points as coronavirus cases outside of China surge

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Stocks fell sharply on Monday as the number of coronavirus cases outside China surged, stoking fears of a prolonged global economic slowdown from the virus spreading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 886 points lower, or 3.1%. The S&P 500 slid 3% while the Nasdaq Composite traded 3.5% lower. At its low of the day, the Dow was down 997.04 points. The 30-stock Dow is also negative for 2020. “The second-largest economy in the world is completely shut down. People aren’t totally pricing that in,” said Larry Benedict, CEO of The Opportunistic Trader, adding a 10% to 15% correction in stocks may be starting. He also said some parts of the market, particularly large-cap tech stocks, appear to be over-owned. “It seems like there’s much more to come.”

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