Updated Feb 8, 2018 - Economy

Dow plunges another 1,033 points amid interest rate fears

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday experienced only the second 1,000 point drop in its history. It was also the second one this week.

Bottom line: U.S. economic fundamentals might be strong, but the stock market got ahead of itself and is paring back due to concerns over rising interest rates.

Data: Money.net; Chart: Axios Visuals

Key numbers:

  • The Dow was off 1,033 points, representing a 4.15% loss.
  • The NASDAQ fell 275 points, or 3.9%.
  • The S&P 500 fell more than 100 points, or 3.75%.
  • Yield on 10-year U.S. Treasuries yield closed up 0.25% at 2.85% (but rose as high as 2.88% during trading — its highest mark since the end of 2013).
  • Notable losers today included Yelp (-14.06%), HanesBrands (-10.93%) and Tesla Motors (-8.63%).
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