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The fall in the Dow Jones has triggered a sell-off in global stock markets. Here are the reasons behind it - and what they mean for you.
Politics
Investors were apparently expecting Hillary Clinton would win.
The World Post
With the U.S. Congress having just authorized funds to double the U.S. equity contribution to the IMF, one might expect that an American should be given a fair chance to get this key job. But, as things stand, no Americans need apply.
Money
You've probably heard the advice to ride through market turbulence. That is good advice, but it needs to be repeated regularly because too many folks don't heed it - even people who should know better.
Business
People may worry when a disease claims lives, but that worry doesn't make the disease's effects stronger or multiply the victim count. Investor sentiment, on the other hand, can and does cause market shocks to ripple outward.
Business
Or actually, four reasons and a shruggy face.
Business
Why is this bubble far worse than the tech bubble of 2000? Because the only thing worse than a market with collapsing valuations is a market with no valuations and no liquidity.
Business
With the Fed likely to remain accommodative, bullish market sentiment may continue to overshadow concerns elsewhere. However, Cyprus has highlighted that we're far from an end to the crisis.
Business
The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.
Business
* Indexes off: Dow 2.5 pct, S&P 2.5 pct, Nasdaq 2.6 pct * Energy shares weak after election result By Caroline Valetkevitch
Business
"The implications of high-frequency traders for mom-and-pop investors are very bad," said Frenk. "Why do we need 13 stock
Business
The renewed volatility in stocks last week was due to conflicting signs of additional central bank liquidity support, both in Europe and the US.
Business
* S&P flat on year, Dow higher, Nasdaq lower * European shares post steepest annual fall in 3 yrs * Bank of America is Dow's
Business
Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.
Business
A Standard & Poor’s director told ABC on Sunday that the chances of a further downgrade are one in three. As of 11 p.m. EST
Business
It's not unusual for the market to be manically depressive and psychotraumatically challenged at a time like this. But we really need some good news. And that may not happen until we get some good policy coming out of Washington.
Business
Fed officials managed that tension by beefing up their assessment of economic conditions while emphasizing just how far the
Business
With such an impressive background and extensive resources, many investors paid close attention to Pat Dorsey's 2010 predictions about stock market trends. Unfortunately, Mr. Dorsey was dead wrong.