Stocks are holding just off their intraday lows as trading enters the last hour on Friday.
The decline is being led by software and real estate stocks, with the Amex Software Index down 3.6 percent, while the Morgan Stanley REIT Index is down 3.3 percent.
Most of the other major sectors are also moving to the downside following the broad based strength seen in the previous session.
Currently, the Dow is down 104.74 at 7,819.82, the Nasdaq is down 27.69 at 1,559.31, and the S&P 500 is down 10.96 at 821.90.
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