Stocks are falling at the beginning of September as the market recovers from concerns about high interest rates

US stocks fell on Thursday, the first day of September, as traders continued to worry about a possible Federal Reserve rate hike.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 150 points, or 0.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were down 1.1% and 2.2%, respectively.

All major averages are on track to end the week lower. The Dow is set to report a decline of about 3%, while the S&P and Nasdaq are on track to fall about 3.5% and 4.5%, respectively.

The moves came in the name of US 2-year Treasury yield It rose to 3.516% which is the highest level since November 2007, at one point Thursday.

Nvidia shares also contributed to the losses, falling more than 8% after the chip maker said The US government restricts some sales in China.

Weekly unemployment claims in the US It dropped to 232,000 for the week ending August 27. This was weaker than what economists surveyed by Dow Jones had expected. It is also down from the previous period and the lowest since June 25.

The major averages come from four consecutive days of losses. On Wednesday, the last day of August, the Dow was down about 0.9%. The S&P 500 lost about 0.8%, and the Nasdaq Composite fell about 0.6%.

The Dow closed the month down 4.1%, while the S&P and Nasdaq posted losses of 4.2% and 4.6%, respectively.

Investors are debating whether stocks will once again challenge their June lows in September, a historically weak month for markets, after assessing recent hawkish statements from Federal Reserve officials who showed no signs of easing interest rate hikes.

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ā€œSeveral metrics are flashing oversold signs, which combined with meaningful support around 3900 suggest that the bulls ‘should’ be able to rally here,ā€ Jonathan Krinsky, chief market technical officer at BTIG, said on Thursday. “Given that setup, if they fail to hold 3900, we’d have to say the June lows are back in play.”

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