Stock Market Today: August 21, 2019
Harvey S. Katz, CFA | 08/21/2019
Wall Street got off to a weaker start yesterday following several straight advances, two of them significant, with moderate losses across the board. The market would then meander into the close with steady losses continuing as the final minutes concluded. In all, the Dow, with a late burst of selling would surrender 173 points; the S&P 500 would finish off 23 points; and the NASDAQ, owing to weakness in tech, would end matters in the red by 54 points. Looking ahead to the middle day of the week, equity futures are suggesting that our markets will open to the upside when trading resumes this morning.