S&P 500 ends lower for fifth day, longest losing streak since October


U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday, with the S&P 500 falling a fifth straight day as investors continued fearing a recession could be triggered by the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes as it fights high inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.00% closed about flat, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.19% fell 0.2% and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.51% dropped 0.5%, preliminary data from FactSet show. The S&P 500 finished with its longest losing streak since October 12, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Of the S&P 500’s 11 sectors, only healthcare, consumer staples and real estate finished with gains.

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