US stocks decline as investors digest volatility from Archegos meltdown

SourceBusiness Insider
SectorFinancial Markets
CountryMiddle east

US stocks ended lower on Tuesday, with the the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 retreating from record highs reached the previous day. New trades linked to Archegos added unease to markets after US data highlighted an economic rebound. Companies linked to the Archegos Capital Management meltdown last week were struck by a new wave of volatility after Credit Suisse initiated a block trade worth around $2.3 billion in an attempt to limit further losses. Stocks including ViacomCBS, Discovery, and Tencent all whipsawed, and were down in premarket trading before recovering throughout the day. The S&P 500 and Dow hit record highs Monday in the wake of a better-than-expected jobs report and record-high expansion in the services sector last month. Optimism around the economic recovery continues to drive markets. Here's where US indexes stood after the 4:00 p.m. ET close on Tuesday: High valuations and other factors have been driving comparisons between current US stock market conditions and those during the dot-com era, but fundamentals...read more...