Stock market today: Live updates

Stock market today: Live updates

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Stocks fell Tuesday as traders watched on increasing Treasury yields, which struck a 16- year high.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 226 points, or 0.7%. The S&P 500 moved 0.9%, and the Nasdaq Composite drew back 1.1%.

Stocks transferred to their lows of the session as yields increased even more following the release of the August task openings study, which signified a still tight tasks market. The study revealed 9.6 million open functions in the month. Meanwhile, financial experts surveyed by Dow Jones had actually expected 8.8 million tasks.

Seasoning and spice maker McCormick & &Company (******************* )led the broad market index’s losses on Tuesday, falling more than 10% after revealing its quarterly profits. Cruise business Carnival decreased by 6.3%, followed by Veralto and Kellogg down 6% and 5.5%, respectively.

The 10- year Treasury yield last traded at 4.704%, relieving from 4.745% earlier Tuesday early morning, which was its greatest level given thatAug 15,2007 The benchmark yield has actually risen in the previous month, as traders evaluate the possibility of tighter Federal Reserve for longer. The 30- year Treasury yield reached 4.874%, the greatest level given thatOct 17,2007

Investors have actually been worrying just recently over the capacity of greater rates for longer, fearing that tighter financial policy might tip the economy into an economic downturn. This has actually pressed Treasury yields to levels not seen in more than a years.

The increase in yields postures “a major headwind to equities,” according to Alex McGrath, primary financial investment officer at NorthEnd PrivateWealth “Unless that stays flat or starts moving backwards, it’s just going to be a major headwind to equities across the board going through the end of the year,” McGrath stated.

Calamos Investments portfolio expert Joseph Cusick kept in mind that “Higher rates don’t necessarily have to be bad for the stock market, especially if they are associated with more robust economic activity that is good for earnings prospects.”

“However, higher rates become more problematic for the stock market when they become the basis for safety trades in an uncertain environment,” Cusick included.

Wall Street is coming off a blended session, after legislators in Washington got to a short-term contract over the weekend that avoided a federal government shutdown.

Investors are wanting to turn the page on a frustrating September for stocks. All 3 significant indexes closed the month and the 3rd quarter lower. The S&P 500 alone lost almost 5% in September.

That implies essential financial reports– such as last month’s payroll reports, due Friday– and the begin of profits reporting season next week are back in focus.