Dow on pace to confirm bear market, falls 20% from record close
Sept 23 (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was down more than 20% from its Jan. 4 record closing high on Friday, putting it on track to confirm a bear market at the close.
The index would confirm it has been in a bear market if it ends more than 20% below the record closing high, according to a widely used definition.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI briefly slipped below 29,439.72, the minimum level it needs to close at to confirm a bear market.
At 12:20 p.m. ET, the index was down 619.10 points, or 2.06%, at 29,457.58.
The S&P 500 .SPX was down 82.98 points, or 2.21%, at 3,675.01, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was down 243.30 points, or 2.20%, at 10,823.50.
Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch in New York and Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi
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