DOW Falls Almost 1200 points, Markets Internationally Also Falling

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It's a major of how those stocks are done either up or down. Focusing on any one day - or even one week - of stock market performance is akin to standing six inches away from a picture and trying to define what is depicted.

The U.S. dollar remained fairly resilient despite the stock market sell-off, which at one stage Monday saw the Dow shed 1,597 points.

Commodities remained gloomy, with oil and industrial metals all falling as the year's stellar start for risk assets rapidly soured. S. bond yields late last week after data showed U.

It's never smart to put all your eggs in one basket.

The increase came on a day when stocks moved by more than 1,100 points. The Nasdaq composite lost 14 points, or 0.2 percent, to 7,225. After a volatile session Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed with its biggest gain since November 2016. At its lowest point on Tuesday, the Dow was off 10.7 per cent from its January 26 record.

Some investors are urging clients not to panic over the Dow crash, saying it's the market correcting itself after the market surged to record highs last month.

A lot of attention will be on markets Tuesday.

Brent Schutte, chief investment strategist at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, said the plunge wasn't caused by inflation fears alone.

"We are in a cycle where central banks are reducing the amount of bonds they are buying and some central banks putting up interest rates", he said. "That's the real story".

Schutte, of Northwestern Mutual, added that corrections can end quickly, and they often do so when investors see evidence of continued economic growth.

The White House issued a statement after the drop on Wall Street, saying, "The president's focus is on our long-term economic fundamentals".

"It was going to happen at some point-that there was going to be some kind of market change". This would be much more severe than what happened Monday. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.80 per cent from 2.71 per cent. It was down 872, or 3.4 percent, to 24,651. "In fact, they're going in the opposite direction, which means that profits are never far behind". SPLRCM , up 1.2 percent, led the advancers, while the utilities index .

On Friday there was a hefty 4% loss for shares in Apple, which had been one of the markets' star performers in recent years. TWII lost 5.0 percent, its biggest slump since 2011, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index . Shares in London plunged for a sixth day and by the largest amount since the Brexit vote. The DAX index in Germany fell 294 points, while the FTSE 100 in England plummeted 193 points. HSI dropped 5.1 percent and Japan's Nikkei .

With files from The Associated Press.

On Black Monday in 1987, the Dow dropped an incredible 22%.

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