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Market Update: our coverage of this week's stock chaos

Aug 25, 2015
Here’s another way the markets are not like the real world: in the markets, the B word is worse than the C word. So much worse! C is for Correction, a sharp drop in prices, with a defined ending and a recovery. B, on the other hand, is for bear market, a long-term drop, with […]
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of August 27, 2015 in New York City. Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks continued their rally, opening approximately 200 points higher today.
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What makes a correction

Jun 2, 2015
When the market runs too hot, stand by for a fall.
 Back in 2010, an inexplicably rapid crash in the U.S. stock market garnered the nickname the "Flash Crash."
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The all-important exit strategy, explained

May 19, 2015
Smart investors don't put their money into a venture without an exit strategy.
An exit off the Westbound 1-80.
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