Why the Stock Market is Sliding

It is fitting that in a year as uncharacteristic as 2020, the stock market has experienced unprecedented volatility. When Wall Street opened its doors on January 2nd, no broker could have predicted that the Dow Jones would plummet 10,000 points over the course of three months, a historic meltdown that culminated in a 37% drop from the all-time high of 29,569.58 achieved in February. Such a nosedive was largely because of the Dow’s performance on March 12th, a day that investors refer to as “Black Thursday” due to the market falling 2,300 points.

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