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What is a market "correction"?

Feb 27, 2020
Most people define it as a fall of 10% or more from a high.
One professor recommends trying to stay calm while the market corrects.
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What is a stock market correction, anyway?

Jan 14, 2016
Until recently, pullbacks were a normal part of the market.

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 exactly is a market correction?

Feb 4, 2014
The markets have fallen about 7 percent. So now what?
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange att the end of the trading day on February 3, 2014 in New York City.
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