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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Posts Biggest Monthly Loss Since 2010

08/31/2015 4:37 PM ET
By Anora Mahmudova and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch
China and a potential U.S. rate hike loom large over markets
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended August with the steepest monthly loss in more than five years, while the benchmark S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite recorded the largest monthly declines since May 2012.
Trading on Wall Street was volatile Monday, while the implied volatility on the S&P 500, as measured by the CBOE Volatility index rose 9% to above 28.
Surging oil prices…

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Tech Report

Autodesk Posts a Loss on $214 Million Tax Charge -- Update

08/27/2015 5:38 PM ET
By Maria Armental Autodesk Inc. (ADSK) swung to a loss in the second quarter on a $214 million tax charge, and the software company cut its projections for the year as it continues to transition to a subscription-based model.

Economic Review

UPDATE: Jobs report could prevent rate hike -- but unlikely to ensure one

08/30/2015 12:03 PM ET
By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch A jobs report less than a month before a key Federal Reserve interest-rate decision is always a big deal, but the looming report on August payrolls probably can only move sentiment by central bankers in one direction.

European Markets

EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Post Worst Monthly Fall Since 2011 Debt Crisis

08/31/2015 12:44 PM ET
By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch Eni shares surge after discovery of 'supergiant' gas field European stocks ended lower Monday, registering their worst monthly performances since Europe's debt crisis four years ago roiled global markets.

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Market Movers

COMPANY NAMELAST PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
BACBank of Americ…
16.34
-0.02 (0.12%)
66,695,185
FCXFreeport-McMoR…
10.64
+0.14 (1.33%)
58,259,712
FFord Motor Co
13.87
+0.13 (0.95%)
38,210,328
SUNESunEdison Inc
10.40
+0.10 (0.97%)
37,742,156
GEGeneral Electr…
24.82
-0.34 (1.35%)
37,006,824
SSprint Corp
5.06
-0.13 (2.50%)
34,163,540
BTUPeabody Energy…
2.70
+0.31 (12.97%)
32,159,627
PFEPfizer Inc
32.22
-0.44 (1.35%)
32,034,626
TWTRTwitter Inc
27.79
+0.96 (3.58%)
30,752,013
AAAlcoa Inc
9.45
+0.04 (0.43%)
30,466,407
ABXBarrick Gold C…
6.95
-0.18 (2.52%)
23,252,786
CHKChesapeake Ene…
7.81
+0.42 (5.68%)
23,148,312
TAT&T Inc
33.20
-0.09 (0.27%)
22,286,485
JCPJ C Penney Com…
9.11
+0.17 (1.90%)
21,742,267
CCitigroup Inc
53.48
+0.20 (0.38%)
20,629,022
XOMExxon Mobil Co…
75.24
+0.17 (0.23%)
19,570,103
WLLWhiting Petrol…
19.33
+1.73 (9.83%)
19,310,327
EMCEMC Corp
24.87
-0.09 (0.36%)
19,088,288
KMIKinder Morgan …
32.41
-0.22 (0.67%)
19,084,637
MROMarathon Oil C…
17.29
+0.64 (3.84%)
18,458,604
Most Actives

Market Diaries

Advancers/Decliners 
The number of stocks that closed at a higher price than the previous day's close, and the number of stocks that closed at a lower price than the previous day's close.
 

NYSE
ISSUES TOTAL: 3,217
Advancing
 
1,353
Declining
 
1,728
Unchanged
 
136
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,105,695,589
Advancing
 
435,771,448
Declining
 
658,297,145
Unchanged
 
11,626,996

NYSE MKT
ISSUES TOTAL: 380
Advancing
 
211
Declining
 
136
Unchanged
 
33
VOLUME TOTAL: 11,211,135
Advancing
 
6,692,280
Declining
 
4,329,218
Unchanged
 
189,637

NASDAQ
ISSUES TOTAL: 2,250
Advancing
 
1,008
Declining
 
1,182
Unchanged
 
60
VOLUME TOTAL: 1,700,033,487
Advancing
 
559,716,002
Declining
 
1,118,178,083
Unchanged
 
22,139,402

Bond Market

Bond Report

UPDATE: Treasurys finish flat after volatile August

08/31/2015 5:40 PM ET
By Joseph Adinolfi, MarketWatch …

Yield Curve 
A line that plots the interest rates, set at point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality but differing maturity dates.
 

Treasury Bills & Bonds 
Bills are debts issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity of less than 1 year while bonds are debt issued by the U.S. Treasury which have a maturity longer than 10 years.
 

MATURITY% YIELDCHANGE
3 Month Bill0.08+0.02
2 Year Bond0.74+0.02
10 Year Bond2.21+0.02

Barclays Capital US Aggregate Bond Index

1,924.58-1.59 (0.08%)
As of 08/28/2015