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Dow Ups and Downs : Analysis
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 23: Dow companies are being dragged down by slowing economic growth in China. 

Wall Street's plunge: Is the economy heading for more turbulence?

U.S. stock markets have lost a total of $500 billion in the past few days, suggesting that tough times are on the horizon

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
Traders work below the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticker at the New York Stock Exchange July 13: Experts say it's time for Apple to join the venerable index.

Should Apple join the Dow?

The tech giant is conspicuously absent from the world's most widely cited stock index, and some say it's time for Apple to take its rightful place at the top

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Instant Guide
Traders applaud in February as the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks the 13,000 barrier for the first time since May 2008.

The 'epic' bull market: Why are investors shunning stocks?

Stocks have been on a tear for the past three years, but average investors are hesitant to get back on the roller-coaster

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: The Dow Jones Industrial Average has surprisingly climbed 19 percent since October.

The stock market's 'melt up': Will the rally end painfully?

The Dow is on a tear, but with economic storm clouds looming, complacent investors may be in for a rude awakening

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
A trader looks concerned at the New York Stock Exchange: Europe's debt crisis is causing many to question whether stocks are no longer the promising investment they once were.

Is investing in stocks too frighteningly risky?

The dizzying ups and downs of equities markets are scaring investors all around the world — and some prognosticators believe a crash is inevitable

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: The Dow's Thursday crash capped a 5.9 percent decline over two days, which is the worst slide since late 2008.

Global market meltdown: Are stocks going to crash?

Abroad, the bear market has arrived. And many U.S. investors fear things will only get worse

 
Dow Ups and Downs : By the numbers
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning: Bracing for another September of Doom?

The stock market's history of September swoons: By the numbers

This month is notoriously the worst for stocks. And once again, we're off to a lousy start

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
A trader on the New York Stock Exchange: Stocks are trading cheaply relative to earnings and some are saying it's time to buy.

Are stocks really a bargain right now?

Analysts are split on whether the volatile market means investors should buy in or sell out

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: This week saw four straight days of 400-point swings on the Dow Jones Industrial Average -- the most in its history.

The Dow roller coaster: When will it stop?

After a week of historic stock market volatility, no one's sure if the worst is behind us — or if we're trapped on a long, bumpy ride without any Dramamine

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Best Video
Stephen Colbert scored a comic victory Wednesday night when mocking the New York Post's absurd stock market headline.

Stephen Colbert's evisceration of the New York Post's Dow cover

After the New York City tabloid runs a bafflingly ribald front-page headline, the late-night comedian gets the last laugh

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
A New York Stock Exchange ticker shows Monday's massive stock market drop -- the steepest one-day decline since the 2008 financial crisis.

The stock market's frightening volatility: Is it 2008 all over again?

Turbulent markets, panicked investors, imperiled financial institutions... sound familiar?

 
Dow Ups and Downs : The List
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, when the stock market had its worst one-day plunge in years.

The Dow's 'scary' collapse: 6 theories

Stocks took their sharpest drop in more than two years on Thursday. What caused the panic?

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Instant Guide
Male investors could take some pointers from their female counterparts: Research reveals that women have more self-control, and therefore take fewer risks in the market.

Why women are better investors

A new study suggests that the risk-averse strategy of many female investors yields more profit than men's more frenetic, reactive tactics

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Best Column
Investors are repeating past mistakes ââ¬â buying high and selling low ââ¬â "the opposite of what we are supposed to be doing," says Carl Richards at The New York Times.

Sell low, buy high: Are investors being stupid again?

Everybody knows it's unwise to start buying stocks after the market rises sharply, says Carl Richards in The New York Times. So why do we keep doing it?

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
The Dow usually starts strong in September, then reverses.

Will the Dow tumble in September?

Historically, September is the worst month of the year for stocks. Given recent slides, some observers are braced for disaster

 
Dow Ups and Downs : Opinion Brief
The weak economy is causing people to swear off risky stocks in favor of less lucrative but safer U.S. government bonds.

Why Americans are ditching the stock market

Small investors have sold off more than $30 billion in stocks as bad economic news piles up. Has the middle class given up on the market?

 
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