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-- 2017--

March 21:
Dow slides nearly 240 as fear returns to market

October 17: Dow tops 23,000 for first time as stock market rally gains speed

November 9: Dow snaps seven-session winning streak on tax-delay jitters

November 9: Market stumbles as tax reform hits a snag

"There's two competing bills, and one's more horrible than the next," said Michael Block, chief market strategist at Rhino Trading Partners.

The markets have soared under President Trump, at least in part on hopes that his administration would pass tax reform and cut regulations.

"There's a certain amount of optimism baked into the market, particularly [with regard to] corporate taxes being cut," said Andres Garcia-Amaya, global market strategist at Zoe Financial, an independent wealth management firm.

November 9: ... the health of the markets isn't solely dependent on whether or not tax reform gets done.

"Earnings have done really well -- not just here but globally," [Andres Garcia-Amaya, global market strategist]  said. "The global economy is basically experiencing a synchronized expansion, which we haven't seen in decades."

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January 5: At more than 3,200 days and counting, this nearly nine-year bull market run trails only the boom from 1987 to 2000.

January 29:
Dow, S&P 500 suffer worst one-day fall in five months

January 29: The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 362 points, helping to send U.S. stocks to the biggest two-day decline since May

January 31: Wall Street is rebounding from the worst two-day tumble since President Trump's election.

The Dow climbed more than 200 points on Wednesday morning, signaling that the sell-off earlier this week may have been a blip instead of the start of a more serious downturn. The Dow's two-day loss of 2% was its worst since September 2016. But the bounce also shows how the markets have suddenly become a bit more turbulent. The VIX (VIX) volatility index has spiked 30% this week to a five-month high. The S&P 500 broke a record streak without consecutive drops of 0.5%.

February 1: Pharmaceutical stocks drop after drug price mention in Trump’s State of the Union ... Trump has made frequent comments about drug prices, and the latest such example sent pharmaceutical stocks tumbling — again

February 2: Dow Drops 666 Points Friday, More Than 1,000 Points This Week

The Dow closed at 25,520.96, and Friday's 666-point drop was the sixth-worst ever. The index is still up more than 3 percent since the year began. But with a loss of about more than 1,000 points since Monday, it was the blue chip index's worst weekly performance in two years.

February 5: The markets plunged Monday, with the Dow falling nearly 1,600 points in the largest intraday point decline ever. ... The selloff knocked the Dow down as much as 6.3%.

At its worst levels, the Dow has fallen 2,200 points over the past two sessions.

The plunge sent the Dow below 24,000. It hasn't closed below that level since November 29.

If the decline holds, it will be the worst single-day point decline in Dow history. The Dow fell 777 points on September 29, 2008.

The Nasdaq slumped more than 2% on Monday, quickly turned positive, then sank again.

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February 8: The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 1,033 points Thursday, its second-worst drop in history, extending its losses in the recent sell-off to more than 10% and putting it officially into correction territory.

The blue-chip stock average’s recent drubbing, which follows its record 1,175-point drop Monday, has been fueled by fears that an era of low interest rates and tame inflation that have driven up stock prices may be nearing an end.

February 9:
Market swings wildly (again) as stocks face worst week since 2008 ... Stocks swung wildly in another volatile day of trading Friday. The Dow stormed back for a gain after losing more than 500 points.

February 9: A
merican presidents cannot help but pay attention to the stock market. The reasons should be obvious: While many observers dismiss the market's performance as being largely divorced from the country's economic fundamentals, it's undeniable that over the long run, at least, the markets can tell a meaningful story about the U.S. economy. And fairly or not, presidents take credit or receive blame for economic and market performance on their watch.

February 14: Stocks turn higher despite rise in inflation pressures

March 2: Dow closes more than 400 points lower after Trump says steel and aluminum tariffs coming

March 5: Trump Tariff Talk Is for Show, Says Japan Fund Chief ... President of $1.5 trillion public pension fund sees good value in U.S. stocks, bonds after recent falls

March 7:
Dow falls 300 points after Gary Cohn resigns

The White House announced ... Tuesday that Cohn, President Trump's top economic adviser, was resigning. He disagreed with Trump's planned tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.

Investors interpreted the resignation as a sign that Trump will follow through on his vow to impose a tariff of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminum. Wall Street fears the tariffs will be the opening salvo in a trade war that could damage the economy.

March 22: Trump slaps China with tariffs on up to $60 billion in imports: 'This is the first of many'

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March 22: Dow dives 724 points as Trump's China tariffs sink in ...
Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on Chinese importsfueled concerns on Wall Street that other nations will retaliate with their own measures targeting U.S. trade. Investors are also weighing the impact on manufacturers and other companies that could be hit with higher costs. The administration recently imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel, although it exempted some nations including Canada and Mexico.

“For companies that sell to China, or indeed any country outside the U.S., the effects are likely to be negative—which is why markets are reacting again,” Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, wrote in a note to clients.

March 23:
Dow Dives 424 Points as Wall Street Assesses Potential Trade War

Stocks sank on Friday after President Donald Trump moved to slap tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of China-made goods. 

March 23: Dow sheds more than 1,100 points in two days as trade jitters rock Wall Street

March 25:
Asian shares stumble as trade war fears roil global markets

March 27:
Dow drops 345 points as tech stocks get crushed ... Wall Street posts worst week in 2 years ... The wild ride on Wall Street just got crazier.

The Dow dropped about 345 points, or 1.4%, on Tuesday, completely reversing a 244-point gain from early in the day. The selloff followed Monday's 670-point spike.

The Nasdaq plunged nearly 3% -- wiping out nearly all of Monday's huge gains for the tech sector. The Nasdaq is now up just 1.5% on the year.

April 4:
Stocks dive and then surge back as U.S.-China trade war escalates

April 6: The Dow closed down 572 points, a drop of 2.3%, after President Trump threatened to escalate a confrontation with China over trade. It fell as much as 767 points earlier in the day. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq each declined more than 2%.

... Dow tumbles 572 points as trade war fears pummel stocks

May 17:
Here's How America's Biggest Companies Are Spending Their Trump Tax Cuts (It's Not on New Jobs)

May 21:
Dow soars 350 points as US-China trade tensions cool

May 25:
Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply

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May 26:
Wall Street is poised for its best May in 9 years - but there could be a hitch

... amid growing concerns about the resurgence of antiestablishment parties ... and the potential for those developments to spill over into the broader markets, there's an abundant source of agita for investors in coming months that will test their resolve.

May 29:
Dow Tanks Nearly 400 Points; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Decline

Stocks fall sharply Tuesday as a political crisis in Italy rocks markets across the globe.

May 30:
U.S. stocks rose sharply on Wednesday, rebounding from the previous day’s rout, as energy shares bounced back amid a rally for oil prices and worries over Italy’s political crisis faded.

May 31:
Unlike last year, when the stock market rose steadily — and considerably — in the first quarter, Wall Street has gotten off to a disappointing and disconcerting start in 2018.

As concerns have shifted back and forth from a sluggish economy to an overheating one, the market has taken investors on a roller coaster ride, resulting in poor returns and testing investors’ strategy and resolve.

May 31: Wall Street rallied strongly on Wednesday reversing previous day’s losses. All three major indexes ended in the green driven by a sharp rise in oil prices resulting in significant gain for energy giants. Moreover, major banks also recovered from the previous day’s drop on expectations of a rate hike in June.

June 19:
U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as a sharp escalation in the trade dispute between the United States and China rattled markets and put the Dow Jones Industrial Average back in negative territory for the year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 287.26 points, or 1.15 percent, to 24,700.21, the S&P 500 lost 11.18 points, or 0.40 percent, to 2,762.57 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 21.44 points, or 0.28 percent, to 7,725.59.

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June 25:
Dow drops 350 points as Trump reportedly plans to curb Chinese investments in US tech

“This is a case where you have widespread optimism and that leaves little room for error,” said Willie Delwiche, investment strategist at Baird. “It leads to a scenario where you sell first and ask questions later.”

June 27:
Stocks end decisively lower as major tech and internet names sell off; indexes close at lowest level of June

U.S. stocks closed solidly lower on Wednesday, with the losses driven by a pronounced drop in large-capitalization technology and internet stocks, while the S&P 500 closed below a closely watched technical level, which could be a sign that the recent weakness in stocks isn’t over yet.

August 27:
Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico closed a new trade deal. Investors also digested reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the central bank's policy-tightening path.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 260 points as Caterpillar outperformed. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1 percent to an all-time high, breaking above 8,000 points for the first time, as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet rose. The S&P 500 gained 0.8 percent to hit a record high with materials and financials as the best-performing sectors.

August 29: Stocks are at record highs.

September 5: Disaster Is Inevitable When America's Stock Market Bubble Bursts

Despite the volatility and brief correction earlier this year, the U.S. stock market is back to making record highs in the past couple weeks. To many observers, this market now seems downright bulletproof as it keeps going higher and higher as it has for nearly a decade in direct defiance of the naysayers' warnings. Unfortunately, this unusual market strength is not evidence of a strong, organic economy, but of an extremely unhealthy, artificial bubble economy that will end in a crisis that will be even worse than we experienced in 2008.

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October 5: The world's biggest stock bear predicts 'immediate and severe consequences' for the record-setting market — and explains why $20 trillion will be wiped from stocks

October 5:
Ron Paul [former Republican Congressman from Texas]: US is barreling towards a stock market drop of 50% or more, and there's no way to prevent it

October 10: Dow plunges more than 800 points in worst drop since February, Amazon and tech shares lead the rout

October 11: Trump blames Fed for stock market nosedive

President Donald Trump is quadrupling down on his ire toward the Federal Reserve and its rate hikes.

On the tarmac at Erie International Airport, Trump blamed Wednesday’s market meltdown on the Fed, telling reporters, “The Fed is making a mistake,” and saying, “I think the Fed has gone crazy.”

October 11:
On Thursday, the Dow dropped 546 points. Following an even more tumultuous Wednesday, the index has now plunged nearly 1,380 points in just two days.

October 24:
The US stock market has suffered another day of big losses, as investors worry about the state of the economy, trade wars, and possible interest rate rises.

The Dow shed more than 600 points, wiping out all its gains for 2018, while the Nasdaq dropped into a correction.

Analysts warned that further losses are possible, as fear grips the markets.

Manufacturers warned that Donald Trump’s trade wars are pushing up their costs
. Tariffs are making raw materials and imports more expensive, eating into profits.

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October 25: Dow surges 400 points as tech jump leads recovery from Wednesday's sell-off

October 26:
... the S&P 500 is now trading below where it was on December 22, 2017, the day President Donald Trump signed the tax cuts into law.

October 30:
Dow rallies more than 400 points in bounce as brutal October nears a close

November 12:
Stocks Start The Week With A Plunge, Dragged Down By Tech Shares

November 12: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 25,387.18 on Monday with a loss of 602.12 points or -2.32%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,726.22 with a loss of 54.79 point or -1.97%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,200.87 with a loss of 206.03 points or -2.78%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 20.37 for a gain of 3.01 points or 17.34%.

November 20:
Dow drops 500 points and all 30 components fall, led by Apple’s stock

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -2.21% fell 500 points, or 2%, at 24,516, and tumbled by as many as 596 points or 2.3% at the session’s lows. The S&P 500 index SPX, -1.82% was down 45 points, or 1.7%, at 2,644, while the Nasdaq Composite Index NQZ8, -2.16% was off by 114 points to 6,913, a drop of about 1.6%.

The drop erased year-to-date gains for both the Dow and S&P 500, while the Nasdaq was clinging to a narrow gain for 2018.

Monday’s decline resulted in the S&P 500 and the Dow’s worst start to a Thanksgiving week since 2011, while the Nasdaq registered its worst such start since 2000, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

November 20:
Dow Falls 950 Points, Or 4 Percent, In 2 Days

December 4:
Dow drops nearly 800 points -- a loss of more than 3%

December 6:
Stocks plunge for second session in a row after arrest of Huawei exec reignites trade worries

Dow tumbles more than 1,000 points in 2 days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.41%  declined 372 points, or 1.5%, to 24,655, though the index was down by as many as 785 points at the low. The index of blue chips shed 800 points on Tuesday, as fears about heightened trade tensions sparked a selloff.

The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.26%  dropped 38 points, 1.4%, to 2,661 and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.23%  fell 44 points, or 0.6%, to 7,115.

Thursday’s losses have put the Dow and the S&P into the red for 2018 while the Nasdaq clung to gains on the year.

The U.S. markets were closed Wednesday to mark a national day of mourning after the Friday death of former President George H.W. Bush.

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December 14: Dow dives about 500 points to its lowest close since

December 17:
The US stock market sank deeper into the red following sluggish economic reports on Monday and bad news from a couple of blue chip giants.

The Dow fell 508 points, or 2.1%. The S&P 500 lost 2.1% and retreated to its lowest level of the year. And the Nasdaq joined the Dow & S&P 500 in negative territory for 2018. All three indexes have plunged nearly 8% so far this December

December 19:
Dow slides to 2018 low after Fed disappoints

The Dow closed down 352 points, or 1.5%, wiping out an early rally of as much as 382 points. The S&P 500 fell 1.5%, while the Nasdaq lost 2.2%.

December 21:
It's official: The Nasdaq is in a bear market. 

The tech-heavy index finished down 195 points, or 3 percent, to 6,333 on Friday. That's almost 22 percent off its most recent high of 8,109.69 set Aug. 29 of this year.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 414 points, or 1.8 percent, to close at 22,445 Friday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 51 points, or 2.1 percent, to 2,417.

December 24: Dow plunges in worst Christmas Eve for stocks in history as Trump blames Fed

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 650 points Monday -- the worst Christmas Eve trading session in the country's history, according to experts -- after eyebrow-raising comments by the treasury secretary, an escalating trade with China, and amid an economic slowdown.

Stocks are negative for the year, and the Dow has fallen thousands of points from its high of nearly 27,000.

The Dow ended the day a dramatic 653 points lower at 21,792 in an abbreviated trading session ahead of the Christmas holiday, down nearly 10 percent from a mere week ago. The day's losses of 2.9 percent, added to last week's of 6.8 percent, set the stage for a sober last week of trade this year.

December 31: Dow Gains on Last Day of Worst December Since the Depression

Stocks ended higher Monday on the last day of the worst December since 1931 for the Dow and the worst year in a decade.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 265, or 1.2%, to end at 23,327.  The S&P 500 rose 0.85%, and the Nasdaq rose 0.77%.

For the month, the Dow fell 9.7%, its worst December since the depths of Great Depression.

For the year, the Dow fell 5.6%, the S&P 500 fell 6.2% and the Nasdaq fell 3.9%.

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