The stock market has suffered a truly horrendous first week of trading. Just how bad was it?
Let’s go to the numbers.
6: The number of percentage points that the S&P 500 Index fell over the past week. That’s the worst one-week decline for the markets since the week ending August 5, 2011.
109: The number of years—at least—since U.S. stocks have suffered a worse opening. This was the worst year-starting five trading sessions ever in the history of both the S&P 500 and the older Dow Jones Industrial Average. (The latter was created in the middle of 1896, making 2016 the 110th year it opened).
110: In the past week of trading, this is how many stocks in the S&P 500 hit the lowest levels they have seen in the past year.
18: The number of stocks in the S&P 500 that rose 1 percent or more in the past week. The biggest winner was Time Warner, which jumped 10 percent on deal talk.
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