The S&P 500 and Dow Industrials posted their worst quarterly performances since the first quarter of 2020 when lockdowns sent stocks plummeting. The S&P 500 slumped more than 16% in the second quarter to cap its worst two-quarter start to a year since 1970, down nearly 20% versus a 21% loss 52-years ago. Moreover, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite skidded more deeply into a bear market, down nearly 31% from its peak on November 19, 2021. The Nasdaq was hard hit as investors rotated out of growth-oriented areas of the market in favor of value. Rising interest rates can make future profits from growth companies less attractive.
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