The J-school jackholes are running around like headless chickens because "ZOMG! Stocks Reeling: Dow PLUMMETS 500 points!"
(And this, in no small part, is pure TDS, to try any means possible to get people to de-couple from Trump, after 500 failed schemes to date, while the economy chugs along at pre-Obama heights undreamed of since 2007, mainly by the merest throttling of government interference.)
IANAEconomist, I just blitzed my math SATs, and learned long division back when there were right answers and wrong answers, and the math test didn't care how I "felt" about that.
The Dow is bouncing around 24,000: stocks "plummeting" 500 points is the equivalent to you or me of gasoline or milk prices going up - a nickel.
Shut the fuck up about that, journalism retards.
When the DJIA plummets to 10,000, or 2,000, give a holler.
The idiots invested deep into that rigged bullshit scam should probably pay attention then.
When stocks cease to be wild speculation and manipulation, and return to being an investment managed over time, I'll give a wet fart again.
Meanwhile, your dollar today buys what 2¢ bought in 1932.
About that calamity: not a peep.
Journalists: the SJW students too stupid to get into sociology or victim studies departments.