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The Dow Has Lost 12% In A Volatile Month

Added 03-31-20 11:07:02am EST - “The stock market has never seen a month like March, with downs and and ups of thousands of points in a day. The Dow has recovered from recent lows, but it has fallen 24% since its record high.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “The Dow Has Lost 12% In A Volatile Month”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Trading ends for the day on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20. It was the last day before the exchange switched to all-electronic trading in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

Trading ends for the day on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20. It was the last day before the exchange switched to all-electronic trading in an effort to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The stock market has never seen a month like March. The Dow notched losses and gains of 1,000 points to as many as 3,000 points in a day in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll.

The Dow Jones Industrial average has recovered from recent lows, but it's still down nearly 12% this month.

And the blue chip index is 24% below its recent peak in February. At its low on March 23, it was down a staggering 38% from the record high.

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