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What Does Stock Market Volatility Mean for Investors?

what does stock market volatility mean

U.S. markets this week have painted the perfect picture of volatility. But exactly what does stock market volatility mean for investors?

Put simply, volatility is the amount of uncertainty about the size of changes in the stock market.

Let's take a look at the $2.1 trillion sell-off this week as a case study to illustrate how stock market volatility actually works...

Stock Market Correction: How Much Money Have We Lost?

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If there's one number that summarizes the stock market correction over the last week, it's $2.1 trillion.

That's the amount of money U.S. markets have lost in just the last six days.

Here's a few comparisons to illustrate just how massive that loss is...

Is This Stock Market Correction Over?

Shah

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been exceptionally volatile this week.

The volatility has investors wondering: Is this stock market correction over?

Here's why the sell-off might not be over quite yet...

How Have New IPOs Been Affected by the Stock Market Correction?

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New IPOs have not been shielded from the recent stock market sell-off.

Many of the largest IPOs in the last few years, such as Twitter and Alibaba, have been crushed by the market turmoil.

Here's what could happen to the IPO market if the Dow and S&P 500 keep falling...

How a Stock Market Crash Would Thin Out These Upcoming IPOs

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Even companies that have not yet gone public are suffering from the prospect of a full-blown stock market crash.

In particular the so-called "unicorns" - startups with valuations of $1 billion or more - face a major shake-up. Venture capitalists have already started to warn that they won't be as loose with their money as they have been.

Here's how this will affect the biggest startups, and what it means for IPOs in 2015...

[BREAKING] China's Stock Market Crash Will Create the Next Great Depression in the U.S.

Will China Lower Interest Rates?

Slowing economic growth has caused a stock market crash in China this year, as the Shanghai Composite has now fallen more than 43% in just two months.

And the ramifications stretch far beyond just China. According to CIA Asymmetric Threat Advisor Jim Rickards, China's slowing economy will help usher in the next 25-year Great Depression in the United States.

Here are the startling statistics...

Jim Rogers: "Don't Give Up on Commodities"

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers just spoke with BBC's Radio 4 on Aug. 24, now known as "Black Monday" - the day commodities crashed to their lowest level in the 21st century.

Brent crude oil prices, the international benchmark, have plummeted 18.8% in August so far, dipping below $44 a barrel. Futures have fallen 38.6% from the 2015 high of $69.94 seen just over three months ago. WTI crude oil prices have fallen even more - the U.S. benchmark has tumbled 20% this month, 34.6% this year, to hit below $39 a barrel.

There are ample reasons to be pessimistic about commodities right now.

But according to the famously contrarian Rogers, investors shouldn't rule out a comeback for the depressed sector...

Will China Lower Interest Rates?

Will China Lower Interest Rates?

With the Shanghai Composite tumbling 16% this week alone and rattling global markets, readers are asking us, "Will China lower interest rates?" The simple answer is that they already have.

The Shanghai Composite finished in the red today (Wednesday) for the fifth consecutive day. The index was up as much as 4% at one point, but finished the session down 1.3% to 2,927.29.

Here's why another rate cut might have little effect on steadying China's markets...

How to Invest Now After Black Monday Volatility

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Investors are reeling after this week's volatility, and many are wondering how to invest now following "Black Monday."

After falling 1,089 points intraday yesterday (Monday) and closing down 586 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell another 204 points today. The Dow Jones is now down 12.1% in 2015.

While many on Wall Street were hitting the panic button, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald was preaching patience...

Chinese Stock Market Falls Again Today Prompting Interest Rate Cut

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Chinese stock markets suffered another punishing day Tuesday on the heels of a steep drop Monday.

Hours after stocks closed in China, Beijing moved to support markets with an interest rate cut and bank reserve requirement.

Here's what's next for the Chinese stock market and for global markets...

The 10 Biggest Drops in Dow Jones Industrial Average History

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 586 points yesterday (Monday), marking the eighth-worst point drop in the Dow's 133-year history. On "Black Monday," the Dow Jones closed at 15,872.22, which was a 3.56% drop.

The biggest point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average happened on Sept. 29, 2008, when the index plummeted 6.98%.

Here's how yesterday's drop for the Dow Jones Industrial Average ranks among its worst point losses...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Rebounds Today After "Black Monday"

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Tuesday, Aug. 25) forecasted a 523-point increase as investors attempt to move past "Black Monday," in which the Dow Jones saw its largest intraday decline in its 133-year history.

This morning, China slashed interest rates again after falling another 7.6% on Tuesday. The Shanghai Index is now down more than 15% in two days, as concerns about the nation's growth rattles investors.

Here's everything investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today "Won't Rise Back to Old Levels Anytime Soon"

Barton

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Aug. 24) plummeted a whopping 1,000 points at market open. Markets were able to recover somewhat, but still finished deep in negative territory. The Dow today closed down 588.47 points (-3.58%); the S&P 500 fell 77.68 points (-3.94%); and the Nasdaq lost 179.79 points (-3.82%).

Today's stock market rout followed last week's unenviable record as the worst for stocks in four years...

Money Morning Technical Trading Specialist D.R. Barton appeared on CNBC World Sunday night, where he predicted today's DJIA bloodbath.

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How to Profit from China's Stock Market Crash Now

China's stock market crash

China's stock market crash was the top news around the world today (Monday) as the Shanghai Composite plummeted 8.5%.

The stock market crash in China weighed heavily on global stocks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1,000 points in early trading Monday before paring losses.

Here's how to protect your money from China's stock market crash now...

China's Stock Market Feeling the Loss of Its "Smart Money"

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When China's stock market began to falter in June, China's smart money took the hint and started for the exits.

You can't blame them for wanting to take some profits off the table. In the 12 months prior to mid-June, the Shanghai Index rose 150%.

Here's why that's been bad news for China's stock market...

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