Stocks slide as Dow heads for fifth day of losses

Verdence Capital Advisors director Megan Horneman weighs in on international market strength.

U.S. equity markets were under pressure Friday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for a fifth day of losses. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 33307.26 -516.19 -1.53%SP500 S&P 500 4178.1 -43.76 -1.04%I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 14070.788744 -90.56 -0.64%

The Dow fell 405 points, or 1.2% while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite declined 0.91% and 0.46%, respectively. 

The choppy session comes as the yield on the 10-year note slipped below 1.5% and was contending with its lowest levels since early March.

Ticker Security Last Change Change %TSLA TESLA, INC. 617.16 +0.56 +0.09%SQ SQUARE INC COM 236.11 +0.06 +0.03%

Growth stocks including Tesla Inc. and Square Inc., which typically benefit from lower interest rates, were not seeing their usual boost. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP….

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