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Market volatility, at the atomic level

Mark Garrison Feb 3, 2016
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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the end of the day on January 15, 2016 in New York City.
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The current volatility of the stock market is complex and much-discussed. What is sometimes forgotten is that what actually makes up volatility is millions of little choices made by a giant community of investors, all placing different bets on where the market will go.

If one looks at market volatility like a physicist, the atoms are single moments, when an investor gets a piece of news. Listen to the audio story to go inside one of those moments.

 


 

 

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