Stocks could be set up for another violent week of selling

Stocks could continue to take a beating and aim for a retest of lows, after one of the most brutal weeks for the market this year.

The past week was one of the worst of 2018, with the down 4.5 percent at 24,388, and the down nearly 5 percent, at 6,969. The was down 4.6 percent at 2,633, just 2 points above its November low. The S&P suffered its worst week since March and the third worst of the year.

As stocks melted down, bonds rallied, sending their own spooky message as the at some points — a sign of potential economic trouble ahead. The yield on the benchmark , which influences mortgages and other loans, started the week at 3.02 percent and was at 2.85 percent Friday, its biggest one-week move since October 2015.

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