Stocks slide and tumble into the close. Major indices close near session lows.

NASDAQ and S&P index fall over -2%

The major stock indices tumbled lower into the close, with the NASDAQ and S&P index both closing over -2% on the day. The final numbers for the major indices are showing:
  • S&P index -60.2 points or -2.05% at 2870.12
  • NASDAQ index -189.79 points or -2.06% at 9002.55
  • Dow -457.21 points or -1.89% at 23764.75
At the highs the:
  • S&P index is up 0.53%
  • NASDAQ index is up 0.64%
  • Dow industrial average is up 0.66%

The small-cap Russell 2000 index fell by -2.85% after being up as high as +0.43%.

The Canadian TSX/S&P index fell -1.23%
European shares ended mixed with Germany, France, and Portugal moving lower while UK, Spain, and Italy rose.