Dow Dips Over 200 Points, Market Volatility Increases - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), (NASDAQ:AMZN)


US stocks closed lower on Monday, as investors digested recent comments from the Federal Reserve officials.

The S&P 500, during the previous week, recorded its biggest weekly percentage surge since late June.

The Nasdaq 100 dropped 0.98% to close at 11,700.94 on Monday, amid gains in shares of Microsoft Corp MSFT and, Inc. AMZN. The S&P 500 fell 0.89%, while the Dow Jones dipped over 211 points to settle at 33,536.70 in the previous session.

Major sectors on the S&P 500 closed on a negative note, with real estate and consumer discretionary stocks recording the biggest plunge on Monday. However, health care stocks, bucked the overall market trend, gaining around 0.1% in the previous session.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) gained 4.8% to 23.60 points.

What is CBOE Volatility Index?

The CBOE Volatility Index, popularly known as VIX, is a measure of the equity market’s expectation of volatility based on S&P 500 index call and put options.


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