Dow tumbles more than 900 points, and the Nasdaq drops 4% on Friday to close out a brutal month.

U.S. stocks sunk Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite notching its worst month since 2008, as Amazon became the latest victim in April’s technology-led sell-off. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell nearly 4.2% to 12,334.64, weighed down by Amazon’s post-earnings plunge. The S&P 500 retreated by 3.6% to 4,131.93. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 939.18 points, or close to 2.8%, to 32,977.21. The Nasdaq finished at a new low for 2022, and the S&P 500 did as well, with the main stock benchmark taking out its previous low in March.

Stocks closed out a dismal month as investors contended with a slew of headwinds, from the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening, rising rates, persistent inflation, Covid case spikes in China, and the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Nasdaq fell about 13.3% in April, its worst monthly performance since October 2008 in the throngs of the financial crisis. The S&P 500 lost 8.8%, its worst month since March 2020 at the onset of the Covid pandemic. The Dow was down 4.9% on the month. Amazon on Friday sunk about 14% — its biggest drop since 2006 — after the e-commerce giant reported a surprise loss and issued weak revenue guidance for the second quarter. The S&P 500 is now down 13.3% in 2022. The Nasdaq is off by about 21.2%, and the Dow is nearly 9.3% lower.

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