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Oct. 27, 2021, 4:16 p.m. EDT

Dow closes 266 points lower, halts string of gains as Nasdaq ekes out 3rd straight rise and Treasurys log steepest yield slide in 3 months

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By Mark Decambre

The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower Wednesday, ending a string of gains for the equity benchmarks that have been mostly rising to all-time highs on the back of upbeat quarterly results from American corporations. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.34% closed down 266 points, or 0.7%, at about 35,491, the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.18% closed 0.5% lower at 4,552. The Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.83% finished the session nearly unchanged at 15,236, as a retreat in yields for the 10-year Treasury note /zigman2/quotes/211347051/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD10Y +1.75% and the 30-year Treasury bond /zigman2/quotes/211347052/realtime BX:TMUBMUSD30Y +1.46% hit lows not seen since July 19, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Lower yields can buoy yield-sensitive sectors like information technology and investment factors like growth. In corporate results, Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.15% reported quarterly earnings that shot over $20 billion for the first time, late Tuesday, which helped to limit declines in the broader market and supported the tech sector on Wednesday. Microsoft shares rose 4.2% to $323.17, notching a record close, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Meanwhile, in a surprise move Wednesday, the Bank of Canada said it would abruptly end its bond-buying program and warned of prolonged inflation through 2023, while also signaling it may hike interest rates sooner than expected, the second quarter of 2022.

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US : Dow Jones Global
34,022.04
-461.68 -1.34%
Volume: 498.38M
Dec. 1, 2021 5:04p
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US : S&P US
4,513.04
-53.96 -1.18%
Volume: 3.04B
Dec. 1, 2021 5:04p
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US : Nasdaq
15,254.05
-283.64 -1.83%
Volume: 5.47M
Dec. 1, 2021 5:16p
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BX : Tullett Prebon
1.43
+0.02 +1.75%
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Dec. 1, 2021 11:46p
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1.77
+0.03 +1.46%
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 330.08
-0.51 -0.15%
Volume: 33.40M
Dec. 1, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
36.90
Dividend Yield
0.75%
Market Cap
$2482.06 billion
Rev. per Employee
$928,663
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