Up, down: What’s driving the stock market volatility?

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December 5, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday in New York City, N.Y. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 800 points as investors fears increased over a potential trade war between China and America. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/TNS)

WASHINGTON — One day the Dow Jones industrial average drops 500 points, then it shoots up 600 points and a few days later it plummets 800 points — 799 to be exact Tuesday.

What in the name of Warren Buffett is going on?

Chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the last six months. Source: tradingeconomics.com

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