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Four Charts That Show How Erratic the Stock Market Has Become

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Markets Crumble on Oil Shock, Virus Fears

Stocks are plunging after the sudden burst of optimism drove a furious rally in the S&P 500 late Friday turned into one of the worst days since the financial crisis.

Investors quickly found themselves bracing for the biggest decline since December 2008 as the coronavirus outbreak continued to worsen over the weekend and Saudi Arabia started an oil price war. The benchmark for U.S. equities was down 7% Monday afternoon, after a 7% plunge at the start of trading triggered a trading halt.