A Foolish Take: How the US market plunge rippled across the globe

The Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI) have taken a big hit over the past two weeks, including two declines in the past five trading sessions of 1,000 points or more. Even after a bounce on Feb. 9, the Dow had fallen more than 2,400 points, and its close on Feb. 8 represented more than a 10% drop, meeting the definition of a correction for the average.

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