Worst Drop in 3 Weeks with S&P 500 and Nasdaq Both Down More Than 2%

In the US and across the globe on Thursday stocks tumbled as Goldman Sachs (GS) recommended a shorting of S&P 500's benchmark index. Both S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes fell more than 2% with the Dow Jones not too far behind, making it the worst day since June 1. Activity across the euro zone decreased as well as manufacturing activity in China, causing worries among the Asian stock markets and economies worldwide. Disappointment lingers for traders from the lack of more aggressive measures announced by the Fed on Wednesday.
The US dollar rose against both the euro and the yen while the yield on US bonds fell. News came from Microsoft (MSFT) as it announced its new tablet to compete with Apple's (AAPL) iPad.

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Published on Jun 21, 2012
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