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Aug. 17, 2021, 1:13 p.m. EDT

Dow heads for worst day in a month, Nasdaq on track for worst in 2 months, as Wall Street's fear index jumps 18%

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stocks on Tuesday afternoon were setting a brisk pace lower on the session, led by losses in the technology sector. In fact, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -1.92% , down 1.4%, at last check, was headed for the worst daily decline since May 12, when it tumbled 2.7%; and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% and the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% , fresh off record highs on Monday, were each down by more than 1%, both on track for their worst day since July 19. The equity decline also saw the Cboe Volatility index /zigman2/quotes/210598281/delayed VIX +9.73% , also known as the fear index, register its biggest daily surge in about a month, up 18% at 19.05, since July 19. The VIX, referring to the Cboe Volatility index's ticker symbol, is a closely watched measure of stock-market impied volatility that is often used as a proxy for investor anxiety, and it tends to rise as stocks fall.

/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
15,085.47
-295.85 -1.92%
Volume: 4.96M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:16p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,580.08
-59.71 -0.17%
Volume: 444.85M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,538.43
-38.67 -0.84%
Volume: 2.71B
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598281/delayed
US : Cboe Indices
30.67
+2.72 +9.73%
Volume: 0.00
Dec. 3, 2021 3:15p
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