Stocks crashed on Monday before surging back in dramatic fashion on Wednesday following Christmas. But the 1000-point run didn’t last long. The market sank dramatically again on Thursday before staging a late-session comeback in a swing that saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average span over 870 points for the day.

To put it mildly, it’s been a dramatic year for world markets. In all, $17 trillion worth of assets have been lost so far in 2018, a number that represents almost 20% of the world economy. Read More.