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S&P 500 falls 20% from record close, on pace to confirm bear market

The S&P 500 is headed for its seventh weekly decline that would make the longest losing streak since the dotcom bubble burst more than two decades ago.

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US stocks continued their slide toward a bear market, with the S&P 500 dipping 20% below its Jan. 3 closing record. Treasuries and the dollar gained as havens caught bids.

The benchmark lost 1.6% in afternoon trading. A close at that level would meet the common definition for a bear market. At the end of another volatile week, price swings are likely to be exacerbated by the monthly expiration of options tied to equities and exchange-traded funds. 

The S&P 500 is headed for its seventh weekly decline that would make the longest losing streak since the dotcom bubble burst more than two

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 10:22 PM IST

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