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How to keep your common sense when the stock market takes a wild ride

Market pullbacks can be placed into one of three distinct categories based on their severity, argues Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Cresset Wealth Advisors.(Photo: Getty Images) So the stock market once again has gone through the wringer. It won’t be the first sudden tumble and it won’t be the last. No two retreats are exactly the same, but most fit within certain patterns. The ...

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Are We Witnessing A V-Shaped Stock Market Bottom?

It was a record-breaking week for the stock market, which was a welcome surprise to many investors and traders who had been panicking in the face of heavy selling just last week. The Dow Industrials and SP 500 were up 4.3% for the week, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 was up 5.7%. (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images) ...

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The stock market correction two weeks later: How it happened, and if it can happen again

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Here’s the ‘real’ reason stock-market investors are worried about …

Investors looking to blame the stock market’s recent wobble on rising Treasury yields might want to look a little deeper. While the 10-year Treasury yield’s TMUBMUSD10Y, -0.19%  upward march toward 3% is attracting attention, analysts say risky assets like equities aren’t responding to higher nominal bond yields, but are instead taking their cue from the rise in “real,” or inflation-adjusted ...

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Why You Shouldn’t Freak Out Even If The Stock Market Does

So why did futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average drop 500 points in an instant? There is a widespread view among the investment community that the stock market is overvalued. Whether there is such a thing as a correctly valued stock market is a genuine financial dilemma, but what mattered on Wednesday morning was that most traders believe that ...

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Its bounce may have been speedy, but the stock market is still at risk

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Stock market volatility is another sign of troubled economic times ahead

To the editor: The market isn’t a barometer, it’s a forecaster. (“Dow dives more than 1,000 points despite attempts by Fed to calm investors,” Feb. 8, and “Whiplash hits Wall Street again; stocks end the day up,” Feb. 9)

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Why the stock market’s tranquil ascent abruptly turned into a roller-coaster ride

His point: Until this month, many investors had grown accustomed over the prior year to nearly optimum conditions in the stock market. Shares kept climbing to record levels, propelled by growing economies and corporate earnings worldwide, low inflation, subdued interest rates and, perhaps most important, relative calm in trading each day.

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Should you be worried about big dips in the stock market?

 – ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/GettyImages There were probably a lot of people asking what is happening in the markets this week, and when the stock market drops as dramatically as it did, there’s bound to be concerns. So we pulled together a few of your questions and went to the experts: Jill Schlesinger, a CBS business analyst and personal finance expert; Michael Batnick, the ...

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