U.S. stocks extended their retreat from records on Friday as investors grappled with heightened fears around the economic damage from COVID-19, which has also lifted expectations for the Federal Reserve to cut rates later this year.
The S&P 500 was down 0.3% to 3,362. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 105 points, or 0.4%, to 29,114. The Nasdaq Composite retreated 0.4% to 9,712. Equities are struggling amid signs that the impact of COVID-19 could spill beyond China and into neighboring Asian economies.
More companies are also speaking of increased disruptions to their individual supply chains as Chinese workers trickle back onto factory floors. The 30-year Treasury bond yield set a new all-time low on Friday, falling to 1.926% at last check, underlining the economic pessimism reflected in the bond market. In company news, shares of Deere surged after its earnings surpassed Wall Street expectations.
Source : Marketwatch