Monday, February 12, 2018


"Monday’s market volatility reflects the new economic reality.  Here’s how" PBS NewsHour 2/5/2018


SUMMARY:  The sell-off that hit Wall Street on Friday whipsawed the market again on Monday.  In one furious, 15-minute stretch, the Dow dropped and recouped 700 points.  What made markets plunge?  John Yang gets analysis from Gillian Tett of the Financial Times and Diane Swonk of DS Economics.

"Before this week’s roller-coaster trading, the stock market was ‘unusually calm’" PBS NewsHour 2/6/2018


SUMMARY:  Global markets have been on a roller coaster ride for the past three days.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 500 points Tuesday morning, but ended up more than 500 points.  John Yang learns more from Neil Irwin of The New York Times.

"What we can learn from past stock market crashes" PBS NewsHour 2/8/2018


SUMMARY:  The stock market took another nerve-wracking ride on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrials dropping more than 1,000 points.  One explanation of this week's jitters is the idea that market prices are out of whack.  So how low could we go?  Economics correspondent Paul Solman puts today's market in historical perspective -- and it isn't especially reassuring.

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