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The Stock Market's Wild Ride...
Feb 7, 2018 at 04:34 AM
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Should recent market volatility be a cause of concern? What, if anything, does it indicate about the state of the U.S. economy?

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Over the past few days, stock markets has taken a significant hit. Last Friday, market indexes began falling sharply and then, things got worse. On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell more than 1,100 points which represents the worst single-day point decline in its history. The S&P500 fell 4.1%, the worst percentage drop in six years.

While there is no broad consensus on a single trigger that led to the market sell-off, some experts suggest that concerns over future interest rate increases may have played a role.

Stocks rebounded slightly on Tuesday, with the S&P gaining 1.7% and the DJIA gaining 2.3%. 

Food For Thought

Should recent market volatility be a cause of concern? What, if anything, does it indicate about the state of the U.S. economy?

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