(CNBC) Stocks finished near session lows in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq snapping an eight-day winning streak, as investors digested minutes from the Fed's latest policy meeting.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell near session lows after rallying nearly 100 points earlier in the day. Home Depot led the laggards. The blue-chip index has been swinging in a 145-point range.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also declined. The Nasdaq is set to snap an eight-day win streak.
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The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, ticked above 14.