U.S. stocks were clobbered on Friday, as a double dose of bad news from overseas sent markets tumbling before the weekend.
The sell-off was a continuation of a global trend Friday, as European and Asian markets suffered as well. Chinese government regulators took steps to crack down on margin trading in Asia’s largest economy, while renewed fears over Greece’s credit rating drove problems in the Euro Zone.
Friday’s activity sent the Dow Jones Index down to just 0.02% for 2015–exactly three points higher than it began the year.
Here are the final numbers from Wall Street on Friday:
Dow Jones Industrial Average: 17,826.30 (-279.47)
NASDAQ: 4,931.81 (-75.98)
S&P 500: 2,081.18 (-23.81)