US stocks register weakest August performance in seven years

US stocks have registered their weakest August performance since 2015.

By Wednesday’s close, according to preliminary data, the Dow Jones industrial average had fallen just over 4%, the tech-rich Nasdaq was down 4.64%, and the S&P 500 had fallen 4.24% over the month.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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