Epic US Markets Update
The S&P 500 ended near its lows of the session in a volatile day and dropped for its 10th time in the past 13 sessions. The CBOE Volatility index, a measure of investor anxiety, jumped 16 percent to its highest level since June. The VIX has gained for three weeks, up 48 percent over that period.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 136.34 points, or 0.90 percent, at 14,936.24. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was down 14.38 points, or 0.85 percent, at 1,676.12. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 37.38 points, or 0.98 percent, at 3,770.38.