Markets are starting to get a little crowded this year, with some major markets seeing record market gains and others showing market declines.
In many cases, the market is in the midst of record highs and record lows.
Here are some of the biggest markets to watch in 2018: New York: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is up 834.50 points to 17,788.63, the S&P 500 (SPX) is down 4,500 points to 2,769.62, the Nasdaq Composite (VIX) is at a record high of 8,611.70, and the Nasd index of leading global stocks is up 11.80 points to 4,897.38.
Chicago: The S&P 500 is up 621.35 points to 5,945.07, the Dow Jones is up 4,902.86 points to 20,731.94, the Russell 2000 is up 2,865.17 points to 12,534.24, and Apple is up 21.30 points to 13,053.69.
Boston: The Nasdaq is up 732.45 points to 3,938.56, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index of stocks is down 7.05 points to 6,539.91, the DAX is up 5,531.10 points to 9,567.23, and Microsoft is up 1,096.12 points to 1,853.80.
Seattle: The Seattle Stock Exchange (SEP) is back up 569.50 at the NasDAQ, with the Nasr index of the world’s largest companies is up 31.60 points to 25,038.09.
Dallas: The Dallas Stock Exchange is up 915.00 points at the Dow, with Apple up 1.90 points to 19.20, Microsoft up 1 point to 12.75, and Google up 3 points to 11.25.
Washington: The Washington Stock Exchange is up 434.40 points at Dow, Google up 4.80 to 18.30, Amazon up 1 to 5.40, and Facebook up 0.80 cents to 0.72.
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Stock Exchange rose 518.25 points at NASDAQ, Microsoft climbed 2.75 points to 21.60, and Yahoo up 1 cent to 1.65.
Houston: The Houston Stock Exchange increased 462.70 points at Nasdaq, Facebook rose 1.50 to 15.30.
Atlanta: The Atlanta Stock Exchange was up 24.40 at Dow.
San Francisco: The San Francisco Stock Exchange fell 0.50 cents at NASQX.
New Orleans: The New Orleans Stock Exchange, the largest trading hub for the financial services industry, was down 0.0025 at NasDAQ.
Phoenix: The Phoenix Stock Exchange has been closed since January 1.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Stock Exchange moved to its main trading desk, which is located in the city’s financial district, and is open to the public.
The New York Stock Exchange closed on January 1 and was reopened for business on January 7.
On January 10, the Chicago Board Options Exchange closed, while the Toronto Stock Exchange remained closed.
And on January 21, the New York City Stock Exchange went into an orderly shutdown.
Finally, on January 22, the Boston Stock Exchange reopened.
So what is this year’s big market?
The market was not in full swing until the fourth quarter of 2018, with much of the recent selloff in technology stocks such as Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon.
These stocks have seen their stock prices fall by more than 50 percent in the last year.
However, these big declines came before the start of the new year and the market opened for trading on January 8.
What are the big takeaways?
These big market moves in 2018 should give traders plenty of time to adjust to the volatility.
“It’s an exciting time to be a stock market investor,” said David Daley, the founder of Daley Asset Management.
“For the most part, the companies are coming back from the downturn.”
“The market is a good indicator of the health of the economy, and it shows a lot of companies are starting the year strong,” said Adam Reiss, a portfolio manager at Capital Advisors.
As the market returns to normal, investors should take advantage of the opportunities to sell, which can lower the risk of higher losses or higher price appreciation.
Additionally, the markets will be a good way to gauge the state of the U.S. economy, as well as other indicators of economic health, such as the jobless rate.
While this year is definitely a bit different than previous years, it’s an encouraging sign for investors and investors alike that the stock market is