A day after its Nasdaq futures fell below $1,000 for the first time in a year, the U.S. stock market ended the day with just over 2% of its capacity.
That’s the lowest level since December 2012, when the market reached 2% in its lowest volume in nearly three years.
But the move comes amid a continued push to expand and diversify stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.6% to 18,938, the S&P 500 lost 1.6%, and the Nasdaq composite rose 2.1%.
It was the first drop in the Dow since November.
The S&s are also down 2.6%.
Read moreNews and commentary from around the world about the markets and their futures markets:Read moreThe market closed at $1.1, down from a previous record of $1.,975.
That’s about 30 cents lower than the average daily volume of 2.7 billion shares in the U