The stock market selloff has left the Dow Jones Industrial Average on track for its longest weekly losing streak in nearly a century.
If the Dow finishes down for the week, which it is solidly on pace to do, it would be its eighth-straight weekly loss. That would be the longest weekly losing streak since 1923, according to FactSet data reviewed by LPL Financial.
The broader S&P 500 is on pace for a seventh-straight weekly loss, which would be its longest such slump since March 2001, according to Bespoke Investment Group. The S&P 500 entered bear-market territory Friday, a 20% drop from the all-time high it reached in January.
“From inflation, to a hawkish Fed, to war, to supply chain issues, to China on lockdown, to a slowing economy, there are many reasons stocks have done as poorly as they have recently,” LPL Financial’s Ryan Detrick said in an email.
Detrick said the silver lining is that history suggest stocks are oversold.
“If we get any good news, a big bounce back rally is likely,” he said.