Dow plunge accelerates, worst day of 2024

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U.S. stocks tumbled crossed nan committee successful a wide selloff aft a hotter-than-expected ostentation study whitethorn jeopardize nan Federal Reserve’s scheme to trim liking rates. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell complete 500 points intraday aliases 1.4% and is connected gait for nan worst convention successful 11 months. 

The benchmark has erased almost half its gains for 2024. 

The user value scale for January roseate by 3.1% connected an yearly basis, economists had forecasted ostentation would deed 2.9%. The shaper value index, owed Wednesday, will besides beryllium intimately watched.  


"We proceed to expect nan FOMC to time off nan Fed costs complaint unchanged astatine nan March gathering and to statesman nan easing rhythm successful May" said Jan Hatzius, main economist astatine Goldman Sachs, successful a statement to clients connected Tuesday. 

While complete  91% of marketplace participants work together pinch Hatzius, nan majority, 62%, don't expect immoderate move astatine nan May meeting, according to nan CME's Fed Watch Tool. 

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slid 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively. 

Real estate, utilities and financial paced nan selloff successful nan broader market, while power and healthcare fell nan least.