Dow Opens Down 521 Points, but Drop Quickly Eases

As of this writing, the Dow is actually up
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2018 8:45 AM CST
A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones industrial average, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,100...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Asian markets plunged Tuesday, raising fears of a global sell-off that appeared not entirely unfounded as the markets opened stateside. The Dow opened down 521 points, which the AP reports temporarily put it down 10% from its Jan. 26 high. Stocks quickly began climbing, and were actually positive roughly 15 minutes later. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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