A rebound that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average up more than 440 points disappeared as traders said trepidation over what will happen in China’s market made holding on to stocks too risky for most investors.

The 30-stock index slid 1.3 percent to 15,665.77 at 4 p.m. in New York, down 4 percent from its highest point. The peak-to-trough retreat matched Monday’s selloff, when concern about global growth ignited the worst selloff in four years. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index went from up 2.9 percent to down 1.4 percent, with most of the selling concentrated in the final two hours of trading.

The unwinding disappointed bulls who earlier in the day staked hopes on China’s efforts to inject stimulus into its economy. The central bank today cut interest rates for the fifth time since November and lowered the amount of cash banks must set aside in an attempt to stem the country’s biggest stock market rout since 1996 and a deepening economic slowdown.

Source : Bloomberg