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March 22nd, 2020 - 3:36 pm § in Economics

How to correctly interpret this “stock market crash”

When you buy stock, you become a part-owner of the company, but in practical terms you’re buying a share of the company’s future earnings. The market prices of shares continually fluctuate, and at any given time, they’re worth whatever investors are willing to pay for them. This is[...]

March 6th, 2015 - 3:02 pm § in Misc.

Stocks plunge on strong hiring

The Dow Jones Industrial Index, the most widely-watched stock market indicator, plunged by 278 points today, after the Labor Department’s February jobs report showed unexpectedly strong job creation, with nearly 300,000 workers hired last month. Why are investors reacting perversely to a stren[...]