Traders are bracing for an aggressive day in the Dow as the index rises and falls.
But with investors now expecting a selloff in the short term, what will happen next?
article Markets are set to open at 2 p.m.
ET (3 p.mt. local time) on Monday.
Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of the day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the world’s most widely traded index of stocks and commodities.
It measures the performance of companies based on the prices they are paid in U.S. dollars for their assets and earnings.
The average is a broad measure of a stock’s performance in a given market.
The market is comprised of about 1,800 companies, which are listed on more than 1,000 companies in more than 170 countries.
The index has outperformed the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite for most of the past decade.
The Dow’s move today was the biggest one since November.
On Dec. 17, the Dow hit a record high of 26,927.
The Dow has rallied more than 50% from the previous day’s record high, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
In 2017, the market was rocked by the collapse of a major U.K. energy supplier, Suez, and the collapse in global demand for crude oil.
In the past month, energy companies have been hit with a spate of lawsuits alleging that they failed to keep up with a spike in the cost of oil.
The Dow was up 1.6% today.
The S&s has jumped nearly 11% this year, while the Nasecap has jumped 10% in the past three months.
Futures markets are also set to start trading on Monday, with major indices moving into the day, including the S & P 500, Nasdaq and the Dow.
Futures are usually used to determine when stocks will be bought and sold.
They tend to be cheaper than options because they have a lower bid-ask spread.
A futures contract that costs more than its face value can buy more shares when it sells, but it can’t take away any profit from those who hold it.
For a more detailed look at the market, check out the infographic below.
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