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By Devik Jain

Sept 25 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow inched reduced on Friday, extending their longest losing spree in a year as fears about the outlook for the financial state in a long term still dominated by the coronavirus weighed on investor sentiment.

5 of the 11 major S&P indexes fell in early trading, with a .7% fall for electrical power stocks placing them on class for a single of their worst months considering that the coronavirus-pushed crash in March.

The defensive authentic estate sector led gains among the individuals buying and selling better.

A clutch of mixed macroeconomic details has weighed on Wall Road in recent weeks, overshadowing indications of progress on Congressional stimulus that, analysts say, is required to sustain an financial restoration.

“You will find evidence of a slowdown in the United States, which we assume is temporary, but it would be strengthened if there is no supplemental fiscal package,” stated Sebastien Galy, senior macro strategist at Nordea Asset Administration in Luxembourg.

The S&P 500 is on study course for its fourth straight weekly drop – its longest getting rid of streak since August 2019 – and is hovering just previously mentioned correction territory with traders oscillating in between overwhelmed-down technologies-linked shares and price-connected sectors these types of as industrials.

At 10:07 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Ordinary was down 39.09 points, or .15%, at 26,776.35, and the S&P 500 was down 1.50 points, or .05%, at 3,245.09.

The Nasdaq Composite was up 25.38 factors, or .24%, at 10,697.65, propped up by a 1% jump in Apple Inc.

Shares of tech mega-caps which includes Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, which are perceived as reasonably protected assets at a time of financial uncertainty, also inched higher.

The S&P industrials sector extra .2% as info showed new orders for vital U.S.-produced money products enhanced additional than envisioned in August.

Analysts warned the CBOE volatility index, recognized as Wall Street’s anxiety gauge, could climb larger toward the finish of the quarter next week as nicely as the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Costco Wholesale Corp fell 2.6% as the warehouse chain recorded substantial coronavirus-connected fees for the second straight quarter.

Boeing Co gained 2.4% soon after Europe’s chief aviation security regulator claimed the planemaker’s grounded 737 MAX could get regulatory approval to resume traveling in November and enter provider by the close of the yr.

Novavax Inc jumped 9.8% after the drugmaker introduced a late-phase trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the Uk.

Advancing difficulties approximately matched decliners on the NYSE and outnumbered them 1.68-to-1 on the Nasdaq.

The S&P index recorded no new 52-7 days superior or reduced, although the Nasdaq recorded seven new highs and 23 new lows. (Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru Editing by Arun Koyyur)