Wednesday, the Dow lost 111.36 points (0.56%) to close at 19,833.68, the NASDAQ closed 48.89 points (0.89%) lower at 5,438.56, and the S&P 500 decreased 18.96 points (0.84%) to 2,249.92. The Russell 2000 was down 16.88 points (1.23%) at 1,360.82, and the Wilshire 5000 fell 207.65 points (0.88%) to 23,525.65.
On the NYSE, 3.1 billion shares changed hands, and on the NASDAQ, 2.9 billion shares traded, with declining issues outnumbering advancing issues nearly 3 to 1 on both exchanges.
The price of the 10-year Treasury note increased 13/32, bringing its yield down to 2.515%. The price of the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 26/32, decreasing its yield to 3.096%.
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