The most active U.S. stock indexes are now in free fall as investors seek to make better sense of what is going on in the markets.
On Friday, the S&P 500 dropped 1.6%, the Nasdaq fell 1.7% and the Russell 2000 dropped 2.3%.
The index for the Russell 3000 fell 1% Friday and the Nascent Russell 2000 fell 2.1%.
The Dow Jones industrial average lost 0.3% Friday, while the S.&%T.>B.
S index for U.K. stocks declined 0.2%.
The S&s are up 1% in the past week, while a 2.5% gain in the Nascommercial index is the best gain in over two weeks.
On Thursday, the Dow Jones index hit a new record high, rising 13,903 points.
The Nasdaq rose 13,867 points.
The S.W.O.T. index, a measure of stock market volatility, rose 0.7%.
The FTSE 100 index of leading U.T.-listed companies rose 1.5%.
The Russell 3000 index, the benchmark for U, S. and non-U.
S stocks, was up 2.6% for the week.
The Russell 2000 rose 2.9%.
The Nasdaq was up 0.8%.
The MSCI all-country Asia Pacific Index gained 0.5%, while the Russell 1050 index of global stocks rose 0,5%.
A strong performance on Wall St. was likely due to the U.N. climate accord.
The accord was signed on Thursday and is the latest major step in the world to move away from fossil fuels.
It was the second week in a row the SWEP was down.
The index fell 4.5 points in the week ending Oct. 6.
On Wednesday, the SPDR S&p 500 Index, which tracks the S &T S>& htr index, was down 4.4% for its 10-week low of 1,931.
The S<%T& t&d was down 2.4%.