S&P erases 'Trump bump' as stimulus bill fails to advance in Senate

S&P erases 'Trump bump' as stimulus bill fails to advance in Senate
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Stocks extended their monthlong losing streak Monday, brushing aside aggressive interventions from the Federal Reserve as the Senate failed to advance a massive economic stimulus bill.

The S&P 500 closed at 2,237, down 67.5 points or 3 percent. The decline wiped out all of the gains made since President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America MORE took office, when the S&P stood at 2,270.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 18,592, also down 3 percent, marking its first sub-1,900 close in more than three years.


The market rout followed a dramatic morning announcement from the Federal Reserve that it would buy as many bonds as necessary to keep the financial system afloat. The announcement, made before trading began at 9:30 a.m. EDT, gave a brief jolt to futures trading.

But later in the day, Senate Democrats blocked a $1.18 trillion stimulus package in order to push for greater oversight of potential corporate bailouts and more health funding. Tempers flared as Republicans accused Democrats of preventing passage of crucial aid.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerVA hospitals mostly drop hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment Democrats call on FTC to investigate allegations of TikTok child privacy violations Lawmakers introduce bill to invest 0 billion in science, tech research MORE (D-N.Y.) vowed to wrap up negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinCoronavirus guidelines sent to every American cost USPS M The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities House Democrats press Treasury on debit cards used for coronavirus relief payments MORE by day's end.

Businesses nationwide are shutting their doors and losing customers as people stay home to avoid spreading the disease. Many companies have started laying off workers and are calling for quick support from the federal government.

Economic forecasters are predicting a dire fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, with Morgan Stanley estimating an annualized 30 percent contraction in the second quarter, the largest in U.S. history, and an unemployment spike to 12 percent, higher than the peak rate of the Great Recession.